Jarskog, Sipu International awarded Sida ITP contracts
Development Today reported in the last issue that two Sida international training programmes - Private Sector Development for Economic Growth and Strategic Business Management - are coming up for tender later this year. This was incorrect. In fact, the tender procedure for the private sector development and business management courses was closed in February and May.
The contract was awarded to Jarskog Konsult AB, in consortium with Sipu International AB.
Jarskog Konsult was running Sida’s previous ITP on PSD, Strategic Business Management, which was aimed at top managers of private businesses in developing economies. The new programme consists of two separate, interacting programmes, one for private business and one for decision makers on PSD issues in the same countries.
The end result will be a national PSD plan for each of the participating countries. DT regrets the error.