The implementation of the pilot Skills Development Fund has contributed positively to the relevance, quality, access, effectiveness, and efficiency of skills development in Uganda.
The SDF has driven the creation of public-private partnerships for the provision of non-formal practice-oriented skills development training, through making it mandatory in its design that applicants need to build partnerships between public or private non-profit organizations with private sector partners.
These are some of the conclusions of the report “Action Research on change processes and lessons learned of the implementation of the Skills Development Fund in Uganda (SDF)”. This report sheds light on how the SDF is contributing to increasing the relevance, quality, equity, and effectiveness of skills development in Uganda. It also explains how the Skills Development Fund is managed, and how the internal efficiency of skills financing can be improved.