The World Bank in partnership with East African countries is developing an East Africa regional skills initiative, the East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP) to support skills development for the Northern Corridor Initiative Project (NCIP) and other mega projects in the region. The Project is expected to be approved by the World Bank board in or around October 2018 and will be implemented in the next five years or so. The Project will be financed with a combination of national and regional IDA credits and IDA grant totaling approximately US$300 million. The EASTRIP initially covers three Eastern Africa countries including Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania but can be expanded to include other countries. The Project’s development objective is to increase the access and improve the quality of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs in selected centers to contribute to support regional economic corridors. The objectives and results will be achieved through activities grouped under three components, whereby Component I and II are at national levels and III at regional Level.