STED in Cambodia

Selected sectors: Food processing and Light Manufacturing sectors

The "Scaling-up STED" project in Cambodia is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and was approved in 2014 for 3.5 years, ending in December 2017. The project aims to develop effective skills strategies in the selected export sectors (Light Manufacturing and Food Processing sectors) through STED application; strengthen the capacities of governments, social partners and other stakeholders to assess skill gaps and to design, implement or promote the implementation of skills strategies to overcome identified skill gaps. 

STED Analytic Phase

Under the STED’s analytical phase, assessments were conducted on the light manufacturing and food processing sectors. Initial results from the STED Assessment indicate a positive outlook among firms in both sectors. However, the survey also informed that threats/challenges are seen highest in terms of the need for information on market demand, the issue of high cost of utilities, low skills, access to finance, support for product innovation and technical requirements, and need for better economic and regulatory policies. For more details

STED Implementation Phase

To directly support Cambodia’s skills development initiatives, the STED Project is collaborating with DGTVET in the development of competency standards for priority occupations under the two STED sectors: welding, machining, baking and fruits & vegetable processing. In partnership with the National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia (NPIC) and the Industrial Technical Institute (ITI), DGTVET led the drafting and validation process for the competency profiles, competency standards, competency-based curriculum, and competency assessment packages for the four occupations. For more details.

STED Capacity Building Training

The project collaborated with the National Employment Agency (NEA) in the conduct of a Training Workshop on the “Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification” (STED) Methodology from 21 to 25 November 2016 at the NEA Training Room in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. For more details

Piloting of STED RBM and M&E

The STED RBM and M&E system is designed to provide reliable and timely information so that project management at all levels of decision-making can transparently assess “what worked and what did not and why”. Through this feedback better decisions will be made and resources will be allocated more efficiently. For more details