CDB TechVoc Education Grant for Haiti
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is to provide an additional grant equivalent to USD4 million to the Government of the Republic of Haiti for a Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project. CDB approved the initial grant of USD5 million in May 2008 to improve the employability of young people. The main objective of the project is an enhanced and decentralised TVET system with strong linkages to the private sector and the capacity to provide appropriate and effective training. The original project comprised six components including building and civil works for three schools in Cap Haitien, Jacmel and JB Damier; furniture and equipment, institutional strengthening; Construction supervision; project management; and audit, including the preparation of annual financial statements. However, the earthquake which devastated Haiti in January 2010 resulted in disruption of education services and significant increase in Construction costs. This additional grant is intended as a response to these conditions.