A Success Story of Public-Private Partnership

Our Purpose

We shape the future well-being of our poor and vulnerable youth by giving them access to skills training of the highest standard so they can find sustainable employment and income generating opportunities in Pakistan and beyond.

About Punjab Skills Development Fund(PSDF).

PSDF is the largest skills development fund in Pakistan, set up by the Government of the Punjab in collaboration with Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). PSDF also manages the skills training funding provided by the World Bank. Over the past 10 years it has funded trainings for over 500,000 youth in 250+ demand-driven trades over six programs through an ecosystem of 500+ training service providers, primarily from the industry and private sector.

PSDF Results.

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Funds Utilization

PSDF Operating Model.

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Trade identification in six dedicated programs through research partnerships & market responsiveness

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Competitive & transparent bidding process to ensure best training service provider for each trade

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Result-based system that rewards completion and income generation outcomes

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3rd party monitoring to ensure transparency, quality and delivery of trainings

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Placement service to connect graduates to employment opportunities

Uniqueness of PSDF Operating Model.

Embedded Employment and Income Generation Outcomes

Results Based Payments to Training Service Providers

Return on Skills Calculated for Every Training Program

The Geographic-Sector-Program (GSP) Mix.

PSDF provide funds to all districts of Punjab in line with Punjab Growth Strategy, funding training in high growth sectors across 3 focus areas.

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PSDF Training EcoSystem.

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Training Service Providers

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New Private Sector Jobs Created in Training Service Providers Network

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Of the Training Service Providers in the Ecosystem are from the Private Sector

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Employers

Training Youth in Market Relevant Trades

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Locations

Training across Rural, Semi-urban and Urban Punjab

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Training Service Providers

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New private sector jobs created in TSP network
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Employers

Training youth in market relevant trades

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Locations

Training across rural, semi urban and urban Punjab

PSDF Program Focus.

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Agriculture and Livestock Programs
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Entrepreneurship Programs
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Vocational Training Programs
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Women Focused Programs
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Digital Programs
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Marginalized Communities Focused Programs