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ABOUT GSDF

The Ghana Skills Development Fund (GSDF) is a challenge fund which addresses the skills and technological needs of enterprises operating in both the formal and informal sectors of the economy of Ghana.

Skills Development

Improve the productivity and competitiveness of the skilled workforce

Jobs & Job Creation

Raise the income earning potential of people, especially women and low-income groups, through the provision of quality-oriented, industry-focused and competency-based training programmed.
A SUB COMPONENT 2B OF THE JOBS AND SKILLS PROJECT

Provision of competitive grants to private enterprises for expanded employment

GSDF will support the GJSP’s objective to support skills development and job creation.

The GSDF is embedded in the Government’s TVET policy which has as its objective to “improve the productivity and competitiveness of the skilled workforce and raise the income-earning capacities of people, especially women and low-income groups, through the provision of quality-oriented, industry-focused, and competency-based training programmes and complementary services”.

PRIMARY BENEFICIARIES

Formal & Informal Enterprises

The primary beneficiary targets for this fund include micro and small enterprises that seek to grow their businesses in order to create more jobs and increase productivity. These enterprises can come from the formal and informal sectors.

The Fund supports initiatives that address the needs of continuous skill upgrading of enterprises in especially the enterprises with high growth potential, as well women-led and enterprises with women dominated workforce and persons living with disabilities (PWD).

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Competitive grants to private enterprises
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Expected employment

Funding Windows

Grants will be made available through call windows for different types of enterprises according to formality and/or other criteria as discussed below and specified in

Window
Areas
Upper Ceiling
per Grant
Matching Contribution
Window 1
Formal Sector Training Grants
GH¢1,100,000
20%
Window 2
Informal Sector Training Grants

2a. Associations
2b. Individual SMEs

GH¢121,000 GH¢110,000
10%
Window 3
Training Innovations and Greening Grants
GH¢1,650,000
20%
Window 4
Science and Technology
GH¢2,750,000
20%

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