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Norms & Certification Program

The general purpose of this program is to help make Mexican business and labor more productive and competitive by supporting industries' efforts to identify measurable skill and certification standards that are competitive at the international level. With the participation of 15 industrial sectors and sub-sectors, the program will help these industrial groups to: (i) develop training programs based on competency standards,(ii) incorporate competency standards in overall operating procedures at the company and industry level and (iii) boost the capacity of industry groups to develop a standardized system of competency skills. When it is completed in three years, the project is expected to have produced: (i) methods for skills standardization for a representative group of private industries in Mexico; (ii) demonstration lessons and tools showing how standards can be incorporated into the process of recruiting, hiring, promoting, training and certifying workers; and (iii) a group of industries that have introduced skill standards into their productive processes and have expanded their investments in human resources with the introduction of such standards. Furthermore, to ensure sustainability, the project will support two interrelated lines of action: (a) development of a standardization and certification system, and (b) development of methods for identifying standards in specific industries.

Project Detail



Project Number


Approval Date

September 11, 1996

Project Status


Project Type

Technical Cooperation





Lending Instrument

Instrumento del Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones

Lending Instrument Code




Facility Type


Environmental Classification


Total Cost

USD 5,000,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 2,000,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 3,000,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/MH-5333-ME Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Human Resource Facility Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/MH-5333-ME
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Human Resource Facility
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Implementation Phase
Donors Memorandum
Pilot Skill Standards and Certification Project [460066].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Donors Memorandum
Proyecto piloto de normalización y certificación de competencia laboral [460067].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999

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