Key achievements of Sudokkho at the end of the programme include:
71,932 people earning income in skilled or semi-skilled jobs within six months of completion of Sudokkho-supported training, against an end of programme target of 65,000.13
£39 million of additional net income for those trained that can be attributed to their increased skills.
£6.9 million additional investment generated from industry for skills training, against a logframe target of £5m.
Although further activities were planned for the final year to support the sustainability of these results, there is evidence of emerging systemic change. This includes:
Top-tier RMG factories are willing to make structural changes and financial commitments towards investing in skills training, and six factories have independently invested in the Sudokkho industry-based training model.
BGMEA’s University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT) has agreed to take institutional ownership of Sudokkho’s training model and Primark has committed to continue the Sudokkho training model with its own funding.
34 PTPs have become official Registered Training Organisations, 22 Training Providers have benefitted from capacity building in Sudokkho’s Quality Standards System and 5 Training Providers have secured contracts to supply skilled workers to factories.
The competency standards and assessment tools developed by Sudokkho have been adopted by the Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB) and other donor programmes. The competency-based curriculum framework developed by Sudokkho became a national document by BTEB and adopted by NSDA with some modifications.
Every £1 of donor spend generated £2.22 of additional income for trainees. The additional income generated is likely to be higher because the programme attributes two years of additional income, in line with DCED standards. Every £1 of donor spend generated £0.37 of investment from RMG factories. In addition, PTPs have invested in equipment and training subsidies.