More than 3500 projects implemented around the world
More than 3,500 projects implemented around the world

GOPA project database

Since its founding in 1965, GOPA has successfully implemented over 3,500 projects in more than 130 countries. At present, over 140 are being carried out. This database provides a selection of projects best illustrating GOPA’s fields of activity.

Support to Kazakhstan’s Education System Reform, Including Gender-Oriented Vocational Education and Training

Education and Employment Promotion
Ministry of Education and Science
Donor Organisation: 
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
Value of Services: 
Start of project: 
May, 2007
End of project: 
April, 2010

The aim of the project is to improve the quality and increase the capacity of initial and further education in the field of commercial training to raise the participation of young women in VET programmes. The project focuses on the demand of the economy in this regard. The main partners involved are the vocational colleges in the different regions, and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Project details


Specific Objectives • Strengthening of social partnership in the field of VET; • Development of new and revised curricula in close cooperation with representatives of the Kazakh economy and the social partners. New VET standards and training programmes are developed and accepted by the Ministry of Education and Science; • Identifying key personnel in the ministries and other relevant institutions; conducting training needs analyses, and implementing training programmes. This also has to be done for teachers/trainers who are adaptable to becoming a multiplier for the dissemination of new pedagogical methods and contents.


• Labour market analyses; qualification demand analyses • Institutional strengthening and capacity building • Modernisation of VET curricula according to the needs of the economy • Development of VET standards • Further training of VET teachers and trainers • Support of external training providers to design and offer new training programmes • Quality assurance of the new programmes; design of a new certification system • Monitoring and evaluation • Development of a national VET policy and strategy for secondary VET and continuing/adult training • Preparation and implementation of a communication strategy to raise public awareness of the VET reform process and project results • Donor coordination