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Partnerships for Productivity (PADU) Activity

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Banyan Global is leading the implementation of the United States Agency for International Development-funded Partnerships for Productivity (USAID PADU) activity in Indonesia. Banyan Global and its local partners are providing technical and advisory services to support government-owned vocational training programs, also known as Balai Latihan Kerja (BLKs) to enhance private-sector partnerships to improve workforce readiness with a strong focus on inclusive participation across all initiatives. Ultimately, USAID PADU will increase Indonesia’s overall competitiveness and revive long-term economic growth.

USAID PADU’s objectives are:

  • Objective 1: Strengthen partnerships between private sector and BLKs to implement market-driven and inclusive vocational training programs.
  • Objective 2: Improve BLKs strategic partnership capacity to implement market-driven and inclusive vocational training programs.

USAID PADU’s local capacity strengthening approach utilizes a replicable and scalable private sector partnership approach. The strategy centers around building technical and mentorship capacity of select Ministry of Manpower’s anchor BLKs that serve as a knowledge hubs for replication efforts to provincial and district-level BLKs. The Activity will pilot in North Sumatra and East Java first and then scale up to South Sulawesi and Banten.