UNIDO and SIDA team up to strengthen the PPDP model through the MSD approach integration

Did you know that UNIDO and Sida are developing a new approach to Public-Private Development Partnerships (PPDPs)? 

Over the past years UNIDO has built a strong track record facilitating PPDPs to deliver market oriented Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in emerging and developing economies. Building on the lessons learned, Sida provided UNIDO with a generous grant to pilot the integration of the Market Systems Development (MSD) approach in PPDP practice. Over the past 18 months, and together with our partners - Sida, Volvo Group and Epiroc - we have designed a new PPDPxMSD project in the DRC.

What is special about the MSD approach?

The MSD approach provides a coherent and rigorous methodology to understanding and intervening in market systems. It requires a significant upfront investment in context analysis, which is then used to inform a clear framework for implementation, monitoring, learning and adaptation. The project strategy is geared to supporting systemic change in the markets identified. This ensures scale and sustainability. For more information on MSD, consult the Operational Guide for the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach.

Our project in a nutshell

The project aims to deliver market oriented TVET to Congolese youth and to increase youth’s access to skilled labour opportunities in the heavy-duty equipment sector. We will support the establishment of two Centers of Excellence where innovations will be piloted. Through evidence-based policy dialogue and tailored outreach activities with different market development actors, UNIDO will support public-private collective action to ensure that the improved performance demonstrated by the Centers of Excellence is supported, maintained and emulated.

We have identified some key ingredients for a successful PPDPxMSD analysis and design phase, which can be found here.

For further information contact Chie Matsumoto (C.MATSUMOTO [at] unido.org (C[dot]MATSUMOTO[at]unido[dot]org)) and Maximilien Pierotti (M.Pierotti [at] unido.org (M[dot]Pierotti[at]unido[dot]org))