Action research on change processes and lessons learned of the implementation of the Skills Development Fund in Uganda

Enabel, the Belgian Development Agency, has commissioned GlobalCAD to conduct action research on the change processes and lessons learned of the implementation of the project Skills Development Fund (SDF), in Uganda. GlobalCAD in collaboration with the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) in Uganda will carry out the research between 2018 – 2020 to assess 1) the extent to which the implementation of the SDF responds to the challenges identified in the Ugandan Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system and 2) the extent to which the SDF contributes to the wider Skilling Uganda reform agenda.

The aim of the action research was to test the SDF’s underlying assumptions and to discover and capitalize on best practices and key lessons learnt in order to produce policy advice for decision makers. The action research will endeavour to collect and analyze relevant qualitative information that would allow the project and its stakeholders to learn and improve their strategies.

Review and analysis of relevant documents and collection of primary and secondary information sources

Design and elaboration of research methodologies and instruments

Qualitative data collection

Data analysis and elaboration of final research paper and policy advice notes

Presentation of the final research paper to Enabel in Kampala, Uganda and to Enabel HQ in Brussels