February 11, 2021 Challenge Fund for Youth Employment

What is the role of the private sector partner? Do they have to provide the jobs or can they assist with the upskilling.

That depends on the project and the profile of the private sector partner. If (one of) the private sector partner(s) is a training institution, then it stands to reason that they will play a role in upskilling. More in general, we believe the private sector has a significant role to play in providing sustainable employment opportunities to youth. If a private company that is leading the project, or that is part of the consortium will create jobs, this will increase the degree of control of the implementing partners over the expected outcomes. You will need to show where the jobs will be created, matched, or improved, and this is easier to show if they come from the (value chain of) the private sector partner(s).