Skills and Employment for Tongans (SET)
SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT FOR TONGAN (SET) PROJECT
The SET Project is financed by the World Bank under the IDA 18 cycle. The total funding envelope is approximately USD 20.90 million. The Project will be jointly implemented by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Education and Training and the Ministry of Finance and National Planning. The aim of this project is to improve opportunities for secondary school progression and completion and facilitate the transition to jobs in the domestic and overseas labor markets for Tongans.
The project consists of four components. Component 1 will support a cash transfer program for secondary school enrolment and attendance to encourage grade completion. This will cover both the TA required to establish the cash transfer program and the funds required for transfers. Component 2 will finance investments needed to improve the quality and relevance of TVET programs and simultaneously support measures to increase the number of students able to access the system and equity within the system. Component 3 will support interventions aimed at enhancing opportunities for labor mobility. Component 4 will support project management, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and centralized services. All components emphasize the specific constraints faced by those in the Outer Islands, include specific actions to address gender gaps and aim to provide equal opportunities for the poorest and most vulnerable groups.