Programme de promotion de compétences durables et élargies (Sudokkho) (angl.)

The Skills and Employment Programme Bangladesh (SEP-B) known as Sudokkho stimulates the private sector to deliver skills training sustainably and at scale by supporting:

  • private training service-providers to train skills that match industry-demand and facilitate job placement
  • private sector firms to deliver innovative training systems and provide employment
  • TVET (Technical and vocational Education and Training) reform agenda of Bangladesh through development of policies and training packages
Durée du projet
2014 - 2019
Financé par
  • Direction du développement et de la coopération DDC
  • Department for International Development (DFID)

Le projet

Sudokkho is a five-year skills training and employment programme in Bangladesh funded by UK aid through its Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)and implemented by Palladium, in consortium with Swisscontact and British Council in cooperation with the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Government of Bangladesh. 

Sudokkho tests and scales-up market-driven, quality skills training systems within the readymade garments and construction sectors that will stimulate further investment in training by trainees, private training providers and employers. Sudokkho aims to ensure employment of 65,000 poor people, including women and disadvantaged populations, after successful completion of training through its partnerships with privately owned training service providers (PTPs) and industry-based training (IBT) initiatives. Additionally, it also supports industry skills councils, supports the development of skills training packages that meets the occupational standards of the industry, and supports capacity building of national training consultancy service providers (TCSP) to sustain a long-term development process.

Sudokkho’s objective is to reduce poverty through better training and job opportunities for the poor. For this, Sudokkho contributes to a stronger and more inclusive private sector training market creating better job opportunities for the poor.

Partenaire du projet

  • Palladium
  • British Council


  • £32.94 million (CHF 38,869,200) additional net income of trained people that can be attributed to the increased skills.
  • 50,844 trained people who earn income in skilled or semi-skilled jobs within six months of completion of Sudokkho-supported training.
  • One construction sector industry skills council demonstrated a leading role in the skills development
  • 73 private training institutes capacitated for adopting the new training programmes.
  • 34 partner private training institutes registered with Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB) as competency-based training (CBT) providers, i.e., registered training organisations (RTO) for a minimum of one occupation.
  • 55,979 (men-36,871; women-19,108) private training institute graduates got trained in the Sudokkho training system.
  • £6.90 million (CHF 8,142,000) investment by industry firms/organisations.
  • 36,216 (men-3,482; women-32,734) graduated from Sudokkho supported industry-led training system.
  • 17 training packages developed that are based on Competency Standards (CS) are gender and social Inclusion responsive.
  • 271 qualified assessors (as per BTEB standard).