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Explore Alternative Financing Models For Skill Development: Report

Updated: Sep 21, 2023 04:59:28pm

Explore Alternative Financing Models For Skill Development: Report

New Delhi, Sept 21 (KNN) Over reliance on government funding has led to suboptimal results in both the quantity and quality of skilled individuals in India, a report released by FICCI-KPMG on Wednesday said.

The report titled ‘Skill Financing in India’, highlighted the urgent need to explore alternative financing models for skill development, suggesting that the government's efforts could be augmented and sustained through partnerships with the private sector.


The FICCI-KPMG report pointed to emerging trends in skill financing such as private equity and venture capital investment, working capital financing for training partners, Public-Private Partnership models, support from international organisations like the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, and crowdfunding platforms as particularly relevant to India's developmental landscape.

“Such alternative models are deemed essential for maximising available resources, fostering effective collaboration with key stakeholders like corporates and industries, and boosting private sector involvement,” it said.

As per reports, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has reportedly disbursed Rs 1,400 crore through equity and market debt to enhance skill training capacity. This has led to increased engagement from the private sector, especially concerning training delivery.

The study also underlines the challenges such as constraints on government budgets, the need for inter-ministerial coordination, and limited private sector participation in funding vocational education.

Moreover, it noted that private equity and venture capital investments have been less than encouraging due to issues like limited data availability, liquidity constraints, unclear performance metrics, and the lack of a well-defined exit strategy.  (KNN Bureau)


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