Selected Projects: Education, Skills & Employment

GFA has implemented complex studies and projects in over 130 countries since 1982. Selected projects in Africa, Asia, Europe & Central Asia, Latin America & Caribbean and Maghreb & Middle East are presented here.


Education – cornerstone for development

Culture, education, employment and social - Lot 9, Multicountry

EU, 2014 - 2016
Contract Value: Depending on specific assignment

The objective of this framework programme is to provide short-term technical assistance that can be mobilized at short notice. Assistance may be required... more

Skills development for productive citizenship

Skills development initiative, Ghana

GIZ, 2012 - 2016
Contract Value: € 4,357,600 (Phase I) / € 2,137,308 (Phase II)

More than 80% of the workforce in Ghana is employed in the informal sector. Therefore, this innovative project seeks to improve the quality of the traditional apprenticeship system in Ghana by linking micro... more

Distance Learning and ICTs for education and training

Pre- and in-service teacher training, Pakistan

EU/GIZ, 2011 - 2016
Contract Value: € 6,369,425

GFA works with the University of the Punjab and the University of Kaiserslautern to improve the quality of TVET teachers in Pakistan by implementing a bachelor program in Technical Education... more

Distance Learning and ICTs for education and training

E- and blended learning on good governance, Peru

GIZ, 2013 - 2016
Contract Value: € 1,850,000

GFA in cooperation with national universities supports the National Authority for Civil Servants and other partners in developing a decentralized training system for local level civil servants... more

Promoting labor markets and employment

Promotion of VET, Mongolia

SDC, 2012 - 2015
Contract Value: € 3,000,000

In cooperation with the Ministry of Labour, GFA supports regional stakeholders in increasing cooperation between VET schools and private sector and labor market institutions... more

Promoting labor markets and employment

Youth employment and qualification, Egypt

GIZ, 2014 - 2015
Contract Value: € 1,013,389

The overall objective of the „Employment Promotion Programme“ (EPP) is to facilitate cooperation between political and economic stakeholders to ensure successful ... more

Skills development for productive citizenship

Transfer, innovation and diffusion of green technologies, South Africa

GIZ, 2012 - 2015
Contract Value: € 1,283,300

The aim of this project is to support the current network of Technology Stations (TS) and enable them to improve sectoral innovation systems and training... more

Skills development for productive citizenship

Support to TVET reform – component 2, Pakistan

GIZ, 2011 - 2015
Contract Value: € 6,369,425

The aim of this comprehensive program is to support the national technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system reform in Pakistan. In Component 2, GFA is responsible for... more

Promoting labor markets and employment

Youth Employment and Qualification, Egypt

GIZ, 2014 - 2015
Contract Value: € 1,013,389

The overall objective of the „Employment Promotion Programme“ (EPP) is to facilitate cooperation between political and economic stakeholders to ensure successful implementation of employment policies ... more

Distance Learning and ICTs for education and training

Access of poor women to health services, Tanzania

KfW, 2012 - 2015
Contract Value: € 2,100,000

As to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, GFA is providing technical assistance to the National Health Insurance Fund. By using a mobile phone application, providers enrol pregnant women... more

Distance Learning and ICTs for education and training

E-Learning on managing health facilities, Worldwide

GIZ, 2014 - 2015
Contract Value: € 48,822

GFA developed an international web-based course for managers of health facilities in low-resource settings, comprising four training modules on hospital management, human resources, quality services, and financial management... more

Skills development in agriculture

Promotion of VET, Mongolia

SDC, 2012 - 2015
Contract Value: € 3,000,000

GFA supports regional stakeholders in improving cooperation between VET schools, private sector and labor market institutions to enhance demand-driven VET in western Mongolia... more

Skills development in agriculture

Curricula development for spatial planning (ICDP), IGAD* region

GIZ, 2014 - 2015
Contract Value: € 639,850

GFA elaborated training modules for the use of GIS and remote sensing products such as data, photos or maps for land use planning in the Horn of Africa... more

Promoting labor markets and employment

Support for TVET reform – components 1/3, Pakistan

GIZ, 2012 - 2014
Contract Value: € 2,007,510

This comprehensive program aims at supporting the national technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system reform... more

Skills development for productive citizenship

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Afghanistan

GIZ, 2011 - 2014
Contract Value: € 3,570,021

In line with the Afghan development and education strategy, the overall objective of this project is to improve the employability of VET graduates... more

Education – cornerstone for development

Technical assistance to special education, Turkey

EU, 2014
Contract Value: € 1,369,358

The purpose of this contract is to increase opportunities for disadvantaged individuals and improve their learning environments through psychological assessment and diagnostic tests ... more

C3 Training

C³ Training in urban development, Nepal

GIZ, 2011 - 2014
Contract Value: € 1,574,510

Within the GIZ program Sub-National Governance, GFA provides advice to the Department for Urban Development and Building Construction with the aim of strengthening the capacity of administrators in six cities ... more

C3 Training

Strengthening the blood supply system, Turkey

EU, 2012 - 2014
Contract Value: € 2,219,000

This project addresses the issues of safe provision and use of blood and blood products. It aims to harmonize Turkey’s practices with European Union legislation. ... more

C3 Training

C³ Training on market surveillance, Serbia

EU, 2012 - 2014
Contract Value: € 2,444,000

Within the EU accession process, the Serbian market surveillance system must be aligned with the EU system to protect consumers from products posing a serious threat to health and safety. ... more

Skills development in agriculture

Agricultural extension service for sustainable land management, Ethiopia

GIZ, 2012 - 2014
Contract Value: € 2,120,510

GFA supported the design of training modules for improved agricultural and land management practices. The modules were used in a training-of-trainers approach from experts and master trainers... more

Education – cornerstone for development

Independent portfolio evaluations, Ghana/Pakistan

GIZ, 2012 - 2013
Contract Value: € 111,827

For the GIZ-tendered Independent Portfolio Evaluations, GFA provided ex-post evaluations for two large GIZ Basic Education projects: “Basic Education for Afghan Refugees” in Pakistan... more

C3 Training

Female entrepreneurship training, Mongolia

GIZ, 2011 - 2013
Contract Value: € 750,000

C³ training activities are part of the Regional Economic Development Program financed by GIZ. A main program objective is to enable local training service providers to offer demand-based skills development training to MSMEs. ... more

Promoting labor markets and employment

Employment promotion for young people, Timor Leste

GIZ, 2010 - 2012
Contract Value: € 1,045,000

The project promotes the self-employment of graduates of agricultural secondary schools to enhance their income opportunities through production groups or cooperatives... more

Education – cornerstone for development

Secondary teacher education project, Belize

European Union, 2010 - 2012
Contract Value: € 525,920

GFA’s aim in this project was to improve the quality of education as a way of improving employment opportunities. Thus, this project supported the Ministry of Education in their efforts to improve... more

Skills development in agriculture

Employment promotion for young people, Timor-Leste

GIZ, 2010 - 2012
Contract Value: € 1,045,000

The project promoted self-employment of graduates of agricultural secondary schools to enhance their income opportunities and to increase their participation in the socio-economic life in rural areas... more

Promoting labor markets and employment

Enterprise training partnerships, Egypt

European Union, 2008 - 2011
Contract Value: € 6,829,980

The program’s objective is to support the national reform process in enhancing the human and institutional capacities for the formulation and implementation of a national technical and vocational education and training (TVET) reform policy.... more

C3 Training

C³ Public Sector, Mozambique

European Union, 2009 - 2011
Contract Value: € 1,689,500

As part of the project “Institutional Support to the Ministry of Agriculture” a comprehensive C³ Training of Trainers Scheme was developed. ... more

C3 Training

C³ Public Sector, Vietnam

GIZ, 2008 - 2011
Contract Value: € 2,400,000

The project “Environmental Protection and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources” was aimed at introducing innovative ap­proaches and tools in pilot districts of Dak Nong. ... more

Education – cornerstone for development

Post and undergraduate studies, Eritrea

European Union, 2009 - 2010
Contract Value: € 948,865

This project was positioned within the framework of the Government of Eritrea’s overall education system reform, and is part of the Support to the Education Sector Programme funded by the EU. ... more

C3 Training

C³ CREDIT, Philippines

GIZ, 2004 - 2009
Contract Value: € 2,050,000

The objective of the financial sector component of a SME development project was to provide credit to SMEs, and to improve the capacities of banks to manage SME portfolios efficiently. ... more

C3 Training

C³ GROWTH, Ecuador

European Union, 2005 - 2009
Contract Value: € 3,100,000

The project aimed at improving the country’s access to international markets. Training-of-trainers programs were implemented for C³ GROWTH on consulting SMEs and C³ START on business planning for SMEs. ... more

C3 Training

C³ START, Angola

European Union, 2004 - 2009
Contract Value: € 1,717,000

This project focused on improving rural marketing and agricultural production and diversification as well as capacity building for agricultural small-scale producers and producer associations. ... more