Guidebook: Implementation of Public-Private Partnership in TVET

This guidebook has been developed jointly by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), under the Technical and Madrasah Education Division (TMED) of the Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh (GoB), and the Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) project of the International Labour Organization (ILO). For a number of years, the GoB and the ILO have been closely collaborating to improve the TVET system in Bangladesh. Promoting quality TVET requires the implementation of key national policies and programmes, the establishment of suitable standards in delivering effective training, and the development of a performance-based skills system.

A Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is a collaborative arrangement between two or more public and private sector entities, who intend to work towards achieving economic progress and addressing social needs through their shared resources, experience, and expertise. This guidebook attempts to cover the critical aspects of PPP in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system in Bangladesh. The document is intended for the use of principals, managers, and other staff of the TVET institutes (public) as well as for the industry (private) partners of future PPPs.
Bangladesh needs to expand TVET for a number of reasons. The country enjoys a strong advantage of a young, working-age population, commonly known as the demographic dividend. Given the composition of this population, the expansion of TVET is an important means of creating gainful employment opportunities for millions of these youngsters, including the growing number of educated youths, in the country. On the demand side, the skilled and semi-skilled workforce can support the rapid expansion of economic sectors and sub-sectors as well as raise the productivity of workers.