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ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR
PRIVATE SECTOR IN DEVELOPMENT

Thematic Areas

ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR
PRIVATE SECTOR IN DEVELOPMENT

Thematic Areas

 

Private sector engagement in skills development

The Sustainable Development Goals underline the role of skills generation for work, entrepreneurship, employment, livelihoods and development. The private sector has a crucial role to play both in the design and delivery of skills development. The engagement of private sector actors can enhance market-relevant employability skills of students and trainees, especially disadvantaged groups like youth and women. In turn, the business community gains access to a highly-skilled workforce that significantly improves competitiveness and productivity.

 

 
 

Our Work

ICPSD offers evidence-based knowledge, advisory, and partnership services supporting the expansion of job opportunities for the disadvantaged through increased engagement of the private sector in skills development.

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We do so by analysing successful examples of private sector-led or public-private partnership skills training initiatives. We help develop general and sectoral toolkits to guide the practitioners on how to engage the private sector in skills development for employment. Additionally, we provide project development and implementation support to countries and regions.

One of our partnerships includes IBM Digital – Nation Africa, which aims to provide free skills development programs using a cloud-based learning platform to as many as 25 million African youths over the period of five years— enabling digital competence and nurturing innovation in Africa.

ICPSD’s partnership for the “Skills, Employment, and Entrepreneurship Development (SEED) for Inclusive Growth” project aims at increasing jobs and livelihood opportunities for the disadvantaged, including migrants and refugees, through leveraging the role of markets and the private sector in skills development.

 

Private sector engagement in skills development

The Sustainable Development Goals underline the role of skills generation for work, entrepreneurship, employment, livelihoods and development. The private sector has a crucial role to play both in the design and delivery of skills development. The engagement of private sector actors can enhance market-relevant employability skills of students and trainees, especially disadvantaged groups like youth and women. In turn, the business community gains access to a highly-skilled workforce that significantly improves competitiveness and productivity.

 

Our Work

ICPSD offers evidence-based knowledge, advisory, and partnership services supporting the expansion of job opportunities for the disadvantaged through increased engagement of the private sector in skills development.

 

We do so by analysing successful examples of private sector-led or public-private partnership skills training initiatives. We help develop general and sectoral toolkits to guide the practitioners on how to engage the private sector in skills development for employment. Additionally, we provide project development and implementation support to countries and regions.

One of our partnerships includes IBM Digital – Nation Africa, which aims to provide free skills development programs using a cloud-based learning platform to as many as 25 million African youths over the period of five years— enabling digital competence and nurturing innovation in Africa.

ICPSD’s partnership for the “Skills, Employment, and Entrepreneurship Development (SEED) for Inclusive Growth” project aims at increasing jobs and livelihood opportunities for the disadvantaged, including migrants and refugees, through leveraging the role of markets and the private sector in skills development.