Projet de formation des enseignants et conseillers pédagogiques de l´enseignement et la formation techniques et professionnels (FECOP-EFTP)

Contract partner: Ministère de l’économie et des finances Country: Burkina Faso Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00 Project start: 15.12.2017 End: 14.12.2019

Short Description:

Overall goal

The project supports the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sub sector in Burkina Faso. It will increase the number of capable school teachers in the TVET sub sector in the country and by this enhance the TVET opportunities and employment for the youth. The future teachers will receive a pedagogical training as well as a technical training.

Expected results

At the end of the project, a total of 264 direct beneficiaries, among them 250 teachers and 14 pedagogic advisors, will be made available in 49 specific fields, among them construction, agriculture, telecommunications, fashion, or hair dressers. After their final exams, the beneficiaries will be taken over by the Government of Burkina Faso and integrated into the normal TVET administration. 315.000 students will profit from the enhanced capacities in the TVET sector in Burkina Faso after the end of the project. Employers can find better educated people in the 49 specific fields.

Target group / Beneficiaries

The project will be implemented by the Ministry of Education and Alphabetization (MENA) in collaboration with the Ecole Normale Supérieure Norbert Zongo de Koudougou (a university specialized in the training of school teachers) and other universities as well as other ministries (i.a. Ministry of Public Administration, Labor and Social Protection; Ministry of Economy, Finance, and Development). The project will be co-financed by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The Government of Burkina Faso will contribute up to 14.3 % of the global costs of the project.


The project will be implemented in a period of fifty months, ADA is supporting the first two years (24 months) in an initial phase.

A national selection process will be started to identify possible beneficiaries and recruit them. National and regional partner universities will train the beneficiaries in their specific technical fields and will issue certificates after a final exam. Further on, the beneficiaries will receive a pedagogical training including a certification. The beneficiaries will receive a scholarship during their education, which will take place partly in other regional countries.


The project is in line with the policies and strategies of Burkina Faso in the field of the development as well as in the promotion of TVET.

project number 2457-00/2017
source of funding OEZA
sector Hochschulausbildung
modality Project-type interventions
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.