We promote industrial skills development
The Learning and Knowledge Development Facility (LKDF) is a platform that promotes industrial skills development among young people in developing economies. Working with the private sector through Public Private Development Partnerships, the LKDF supports the establishment and upgrading of local industrial training academies to help meet the labor market’s increasing demand for skilled employees, ultimately contributing to inclusive and sustainable industrial development.
The long-term success of local industrial academies that partner with the LKDF is ensured through constant monitoring of economic, environmental and social impact. UNIDO manages the facility, on behalf of the LKDF partners.
We exist to address the mismatch in skills produced by TVET systems and the skills that are in demand in the labor markets
To capture best practices and summarize and share lessons learned from PPDPs
To provide support and guidance to training managers and decision makers within the host country’s educational training system.
To support the development of new PPDPs and ensure the Facility’s long-term success.
Frequently asked questions
About Public Private Development Partnerships (PPDP)
The established contractual model for PPPs is one that is setup so that the private sector partner is charged with managing and providing a service on behalf of a public authority with better efficiency and service level than would be achieved by the public body while providing a commercial gain for the private partner.
PPDPs are based on a joint approach to development projects where both the public and private partners stand to gain from the outputs of the partnership. The partners share costs, the risks, get to leverage the others expertise and achieve a desired outcome with shared costs.
About the LKDF
UNIDO is the implementing partner and so has the role of delivery agent for the LKDF.
Joining the LKDF
As partners of the LKDF the companies make contributions of professional expertise, advice and guidance when participating at a regional and global level. This includes the time and cost implications of attending meetings as well as time allocation of company experts made available to review and support the development of LKDF material. They will, where possible, provide access to learning and management resources and host meetings, workshops and study tours at company facilities.
The companies provide inputs at individual and local project level as agreed on a project by project basis. The methods and results of the involvement at this level will feed into the monitoring and evaluation system that drives the learning process.
We welcome the participation of relevant organizations and companies. Queries on involvement should be made via the contact form.