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Title: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Understanding the Process Involved in Implementing TVET Projects in the Developing World
Authors: Powell, Marcus
First Published: 1998
Publisher: Centre for Labour Market Studies, University of Leicester
Citation: Centre for Labour Market Studies, Working Paper 20
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to provide some lessons for policy makers who are involved in implementing TVET projects in the developing world. It presents the findings of a study of 19 projects which were implemented in Jamaica, and in The Gambia, over the 1980 to 1994 period. A case study method was adopted, involving semi-structured interviews with key officials in each country and the collection of appropriate policy documents. The study was specifically concerned with identifying the role played by overseas aid agencies and the corresponding impact of depending on foreign consultants and project components obtained from the developed world. Overall it found that this dependence could have a negative impact, both on a project’s implementation and on its long term sustainability. Furthermore, the study also illustrates how different types of dependency manifest themselves at various stages in the life cycle of TVET projects funded by overseas aid agencies. The paper concludes that a closer study of the observed link between dependency and the stages in the life cycle of projects could suggest steps that might be taken to reduce the likelihood of dependency being an influential factor in the implementation of TVET projects.
Series/Report no.: CLMS Working Papers
Type: Report
Description: This paper was published as Working Paper 20 by the Centre for Labour Market Studies, University of Leicester. It is available from
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