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VET Toolbox 2: Enhanced Delivery of Demand-driven Skills Development for Investment in Africa


Geographical area
Regional Africa

Vocational Training & Access to Employment

Implementation period
November 2020 - November 2024
Total duration
48 months

Total budget
16,250,000 EUR
Contribution breakdown
  • Luxembourg Government
    0 EUR
  • Commission européenne - Gestion autres agences (British Council, BTC, GIZ)
    13,712,591 EUR
  • Commission européenne - Gestion LuxDev
    1,287,409 EUR
  • Gouvernement allemand (BMZ) - mis en oeuvre par la GIZ
    1,250,000 EUR


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The focus of the project is to support the human capital needs of investment and value and supply chain development programmes in selected sub-Saharan African countries. Its specific objective is to improve demand-driven skills development and VET services so that they are able to meet the investment needs of selected sub-Saharan African countries. To this end, it intends to implement targeted skills development and VET programmes.

While it contributes to improving the investment climate in some African countries, it is above all an opportunity-driven action aimed at transforming investment into a lever for inclusive economic growth, social development and the creation of decent jobs. Investment flows from the European Union to African countries provide national economies with the means to enhance their value added and increase their contribution to job creation at the local level.

The implementation of the action will be based on three areas of intervention. The first will focus on advancing the dialogue on skills development and employment-oriented VET between vocational training institutions, enterprises, national institutions and relevant associations benefiting from European investment, such as the European Commission's investment programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa. The second will aim to build capacity and provide the necessary training for demand-driven skills development and VET, by offering, among other activities, support to local training providers and strengthening in-house training. The third will seek to stimulate the exchange of knowledge on lessons learnt from practical experience in employment-oriented skills development and VET in investment contexts.

This multi donor project is jointly co-financed by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project will be implemented by Enabel, Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation (LuxDev), British Council (BC), Expertise France (EF), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), a consortium led by Enabel.

Latest news

  • VET Toolbox launches its new website

    Published on 1 February 2023    By VET Toolbox   FR EN

    VET Toolbox is thrilled to announce the launch of its new website, which you can visit at  

    VET Toolbox is an international facility co-funded by the European Union and the German Government (BMZ) and implemented by a consortium of five partner agencies: the British Council, Enabel, Expertise France, GIZ, and LuxDev. Together, they co-create innovative skills development solutions to foster decent employment.  

    In the spirit of the consortium and of Team Europe, the new VET Toolbox website aims at gathering the fruits of this innovative interagency collaboration into one place. 

    The website compiles the knowledge products produced by the implementing agencies in the framework of VET Toolbox, and users can find resources (such as tools, guides, reports, videos, etc.) developed by key international experts on Vocational Education and Training (VET).  The website features an interactive world map listing the projects carried out in the framework of VET Toolbox. Through this map, users can easily navigate through the VET Toolbox projects, to get to know more about them and their impact.  

    On a regular basis, the website will highlight some of the best practices and lessons learned, as well as general news about the programme. 

    The new website is multilingual: it is available in English and French. We invite all visitors to explore it at  

    About VET Toolbox: 

    VET Toolbox aims to improve the effectiveness of Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems by making them more opportunity-driven, turning investments into drivers for inclusive economic growth, social development, and decent job creation. Its innovative partnership approach paved the way for future Team Europe Initiatives. Read more about VET Toolbox.