World Bank Team undertakes supervision support mission to Ethiopia

World Bank Team undertakes supervision support mission to Ethiopia

By Kalkidan Tadesse and Mesay Tilahun

The World Bank Group Team conducted supervision support mission in Ethiopia to assess the implementation of the East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP).

The World Bank Group Co-Regional Task Team Leaders for EASTRIP, Dr. Xiaoyan Liang  and Dr. Innocent Mulindwa undertook the mission, from 19th to 22nd September 2022 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The main purpose of the mission was to finalize the Project Mid-term review and to discuss the annual work plans for the Financial Year 2022/23. The commencement of construction of four sites   has proven the Ethiopia team dedication in expediting implementation. The World Bank Team also visited the Training and Tourism Institute, the new Regional Flagship TVET Institute  which will be joining the Ethiopia portfolio.

World Bank Co-Regional Task Team Leaders for EASTRIP, Dr. Xiaoyan Liang (Center) and Dr. Innocent Mulindwa (2nd Right) with the Team in Ethiopia during the supervision support mission.

During the mission, Dire Dawa Polytechnic College shared the project implementation success stories with all RFTIs in Ethiopia.


Dire Dawa Polytechnic College Sharing its success stories with all RFTIs during the World Bank project implementation support mission.


The project’s major success stories shared by the College with the RFTIs included:

  • How the College Industry Advisory Board has played a significant role in supporting the College to create strong institute-industry linkages.
  • Linkage between the College and institutes which has resulted in college tutors solving industry problems.
  • Training of tutors to upgrade their skills and competences through partnerships with Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa Universities.
  • Best experience in construction work from design, bid document preparation, bidding process to the contract agreement and actual construction status that has been undertaken as per the plan and the construction schedule.
  • Support and experience and resource sharing among the non-project national TVETs in order to maximize the spillover effects of the Project.

Ms. Tadesse is the National Project Coordinator for EASTRIP in Ethiopia while Mr. Tilahun is the EASTRIP Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at Dire Dawa Polytechnic College.

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