This Evidence and Learning Note seeks to extract key lessons from the Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) model for the design of market-oriented skills programming globally. The evidence presented is based upon a literature review of global skills development initiatives, the skills for competitiveness context in the Punjab province of Pakistan, and extensive documentation pertaining to PSDF since its inception in 2010. The literature review was complemented with interviews with PSDF leadership, as well as additional stakeholders at DFID, the World Bank and the Centre for Economic Research, Pakistan (CERP).
This research is part of the Business Environment for Economic Development programme.
Hilton T, (2018) Skills for Competitiveness – Lessons from the Punjab Skills Development Fund, Business Environment Reform Facility
Published 1 September 2018