Context: Recently Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) certifies 98 Trainers trained in the cluster-based Training of Trainers project under the SANKALP programme.
- Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (“SANKALP”) is a Ministry of Skill Development programme with loan assistance from the World Bank.
- It aims to improve short-term skill training qualitatively and quantitatively through strengthening institutions, bringing in better market connectivity and including marginalised sections of society.
- SANKALP was launched on 19th January 2018 and has a tenure till March 2023.
- The outcomes in the project are measured through the Results Framework, and Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs) agreed between MSDE and World Bank.
- SANKALP has three key result areas namely
(i) Institutional Strengthening at Central, State and District levels;
(ii) Quality Assurance of skill development programmes; and
(iii) Inclusion of marginalised population in skill development programmes.”
Interventions under SANKALP are categorised as follows:
- RESULT AREA 1: INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING
- RESULT AREA 2: ENHANCING MARKET RELEVANCE AND QUALITY
- RESULT AREA 3: INCLUSION AND ACCESS OF MARGINALISED COMMUNITIES
- PROJECTS ACROSS MULTIPLE RESULT AREAS
Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIS)
Each DLI is supplemented with a verification protocol against which achievements.
- DLI 1: Trainees who have successfully completed the NSQF-aligned, short-term Skill Development (SD) programs, and been certified.
- DLI 2: Percentage of graduates who are wage-employed or self-employed within six months of completing short-term SD programs.
- DLI 3: NSQF-aligned QPs translated into the model curriculum, trainers’ guide, and teaching-learning resource packs.
- DLI 4: Number of trainers and assessors trained/retrained.
- DLI 5: Improved performance of states on institutional strengthening, market relevance of SD programs, and access to and completion of training by marginalised populations.
- DLI 6: Increase in the percentage of women participating in SD programs.
- DLI 7: Improved Gram Panchayat (GP) service delivery for linking unemployed youth to local markets.
- DLI 8: Strengthened District Skill Committee’s (DSC) capacity to implement short-term skill programs.