Boosting employment and spurring socio-economic growth


As part of the EU-Ministry of Trade and Industry co-funded programme “TVET II- Support to the Technical and Vocational Educational and Training reform programme”, CID partnered with GFA Consulting were tasked with enhancing the relevance and quality of the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system through curriculum development, capacity building and quality assurance.

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Over the course of the project we worked to improve the quality of TVET curricula to become responsive to market needs through a participatory approach that included the private sector. In doing so, the project sought to improve the quality of existing programs and introduce new programs in secondary vocational schools, technical colleges, and vocational training centers. To achieve this, we adopted a three-pronged approach. Firstly, we established a new national competency based curriculum framework based on employment market demand that was the first to be adopted in the Egyptian TVET sector. Secondly, we implemented a system and set of policies for the continuous development of TVET teachers and trainers. Finally, we introduced a quality assurance system, which includes arrangements for institutional accreditation.


To date, we have launched 31 new competency-based programs through 12,000 TVET teachers and managers. Along with developing curricula for sectors including ready-made garments and electrical installations, we successfully piloted these curricula through the Productivity and Vocational Training Department of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, as well as through vocational schools under the Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MOETE). To ensure institutional sustainability, 140 MOETE staff will be trained on implementation of the newly-developed curricula, over 400 curriculum developers were trained on the competency-based model we designed, and 50 training programs were developed to support in introducing the new and revised curricula.


CID provided invaluable support to EFE in designing a scaling and sustainability strategy for its programs in Egypt. This assessment contained four major components: scaling through external partnerships in the ICT/BPO sector, improving EFE’s internal operational efficiency and effectiveness, assessing various methods of achieving indirect scale and impact, and developing a financial sustainability plan. The CID team was very professional and dedicated, and the final report and recommendations were informative, insightful and realistic. We greatly enjoyed working with them on this project.

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Sarah Little
Senior Program & Grants Manager, Education For Employment

CID’s valuable consulting advice & strategic solutions enabled us to better develop our brand strategy and effectively plan for our business launch in the UAE. A Job well done and it was a real pleasure working with such a creative and energetic team.

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Tamer Zaki
Managing Partner, Iwan Interiors Dubai, UAE