Project profile — Improving Skills Training for Employment


Colleges and Institutes Canada(previously named ACCC) (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011137)
2013-11-18 - 2020-10-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Tanzania (100.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Education policy and administrative management (11110) (20.00%)
• Basic Education: Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (5.00%)
• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (15.00%)
• Post-Secondary Education: Advanced technical and managerial training (11430) (20.00%)
• Mineral Resources And Mining: Mineral/mining policy and administrative management (32210) (30.00%)
• Tourism: Tourism policy and administrative management (33210) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project seeks to reduce poverty and contribute to economic growth by improving the ability of Tanzanian women and men to find gainful employment and self-employment in the extractives and tourism sectors. The project brings together government ministries, training institutes and private sector employers to identify the most critical labour shortages in their sectors and develop skills training programs to address these needs. The project also works to strengthen the national system for delivering skills training programs, improve the management of individual training institutions, and enhance instructors' technical and teaching skills. Ultimately, this will result in a skilled workforce that is more aligned with labour market requirements, creating more opportunities for Tanzanian women and men to contribute to and benefit from economic growth.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (i) improved national mechanisms for the coordination, planning and promotion of skills development programs; (ii) enhanced capacity of 11 training institutions to design and deliver market-oriented skills training programs; and (iii) increased number of technical and vocational graduates with specific skills that respond to labour market requirements in the extractive and tourism sectors.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (December 2020) include: (1) 2,797 students (of which 565 women) enrolled in or completed training programs supported by the project (this includes four diploma and certificate programs, 31 short courses and two pre-technology bridging programs), exceeding the target of 1,200 students (of which 240 women); (2) 431 instructors (of which 90 women) trained to develop new programs and 128 senior officials of partner institutions (of which 103 women) trained in leadership, exceeding targets of 200 instructors and 60 officials, respectively; (3) national coordination between partner institutions, employers and development partners improved, with 92% of stakeholders surveyed rating coordination as effective or highly effective, compared to 54% at the start of the project; (4) all 11 partner institutions rated their engagement with employers in new training programs design as effective or highly effective, compared to six institutions at the start of the project; and (5) all stakeholders surveyed report that new training programs better respond to labour market needs, compared to 57% of stakeholders reporting satisfaction with programs at the start of the project.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
16-03-2021 Disbursement $650,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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