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Skills for Prosperity programme – previously ‘Global Britain Education and Skills Hub’

A demand driven management facility for the prosperity fund to support in-country Skills for Prosperity (S4P) programmes in Brazil, Egypt, Kenya, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines and South Africa, responding to emerging education and skills priorities. 

Our customer

Palladium International Limited

Funded by

Department for International Trade Prosperity Fund

Aim of the project

The S4P programme aims to increase capacity for inclusive economic growth due to more productive and equitable skills sectors improving employability, employment opportunities and the earning potential of beneficiaries. It seeks to improve the affordability, quality, relevance and equity of Higher Education and TVET in Brazil, Egypt, Kenya, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines and South Africa.

Challenges the project aims to address

Sustainable growth in MICs is primarily constrained by weak levels of demand in the economy. When these barriers are unblocked, productivity and growth is held back by skills deficits, which prevent firms from filling positions, becoming more productive, and expanding. High-level ‘soft’ skills are often in greatest demand, signalling an important role for HE and TVET, building on better foundations. Many young people – including graduates of HE and TVET – remain unemployed, in part due to poor skills. Women, low-income youth and people with disabilities face significant challenges across the target countries. While enrolments have expanded in recent decades, HE and TVET systems are failing to deliver the right skills due to failings in terms of quality, relevance, equity and cost-effectiveness.

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