International Best Practices Report: Upgrading of technical/industrial skills: What do international good and best practices tell us?
This document identifies and analyses existing evidence as from skills development initiatives and programs. Information has been collected through a review of literature on the effectiveness of TVET Interventions, with a focus of low and middle income countries.
How-to Guide: Developing and Implementing a Vocational Training PPDP
This How-to Guide has been produced as a learning product from the LKDF after the initial experience working with the first vocational training PPDPs in Iraq, Ethiopia and Uruguay. It was created to share learning from PPDPs in terms of how to develop and implement them successfully, what has worked and what to watch out for.
How-to Guide: How to Set up a Monitoring and Evaluation System for a Vocational Training PPDP
Because PPDPs are are relatively new forms of purposeful collaboration between diverse sectoral partners for those involved, there is a great opportunity for iterative learning. This learning along the project cycle should be anticipated, captured and reintroduced into the PPDP and potential new PPDP projects that partners might engage in. To do this, there needs to be an effective monitoring and evaluation system in place throughout the process. Just such a system is described in this Guide, after the introduction of some initial principles of monitoring and evaluation.
How-to Guide: How to Develop and Manage Knowledge in Vocational Training PPDPs
Because PPDPs are are relatively new forms of purposeful collaboration between diverse sectoral partners for those involved, there is a great opportunity for iterative learning. This learning along the project cycle should be anticipated, captured and reintroduced into the PPDP and potential new PPDP projects that partners might engage in. To do this, not only an effective monitoring and evaluation system should be put in place (see above), but also an effective learning platform is needed. Following an exploration of key consideration for the development of such a learning system, this Guide describes such a VTC PPDP learning platform.
How-to Guide: How to Set up a PPDP Management Training Programme
Managing an innovative and potentially complex project like a PPDP provides a rich learning opportunity and environment for managers of the project. As they embark on what might be for them as leaders, and their staff, a new model of collaborative training provision in their VTC - including working with new partners (private sector), and developing new curriculum materials for their learners – VTC managers should thoughtfully consider their own learning needs. By focusing on this as a part of their work, they can enhance their own performance as managers in this context and that of the PPDP. This Guide outlines how VTC manager can develop their management competencies through formal and informal learning, through structured reflective practice, and mentoring opportunities.
Learning Nuggets: Quiz Cards
The Learning Nuggets Quiz Cards summarize micro learning from the LKDF PPDPs. The cards can be used to convey information about PPDPs in different learning environments, such as in PPDP workshops.
Case Study: Scania Projects in Iraq and Colombia
The case study provides the reader with insights in the LKDF project in Iraq and another project which Scania is involed in in Colombia.
Report on Good Practices for Results Measurement in Development Partnerships
This report looks at how to prove and improve the impact of development partnerships and includes a case study on the LKDF project in Iraq.
Measuring Results in Challenge Funds
This paper provides guidance for results measurement in challenge funds using a standard developed by the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED). Many of the recommendations are also applicable to other forms of partnerships with the private sector, such as loan facilities or business support services.
Good Practices in assessing Additionality
This document, which was authored by the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED), explains practical ways of how to assess and enhance additionality before a cost-sharing partnership begins.