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General overview

Stage of development: Complete

Policy sector: Employment and training

Date outcomes contract signed: Jan 2018

Start date of service provision: Jan 2018

Anticipated completion date: 2021

Actual completion date: Jul 2020

Capital raised (minimum): South African Rand 75m (USD 8.63m)

Service users: 2k+ individuals


The P4P initiative is designed to accelerate the transitions of excluded South African youth into growth sectors of the economy through alternative methods of skilling and training. The implementers all implement skilling programs that are quicker, cheaper and more demand driven than traditional programs. Implementers have to prove that they have secured an income earning opportunity for the candidates prior to receiving working capital. Implementers then train the candidates and place them into jobs within the three pre-specified "growth sectors" in the economy namely: Business Process Outsourcing, Digital and Technology and Installation, Repairs & Maintenance.

Target population

South African citizens aged between 18 and 35 excluded from the economy



  • South Africa

Service delivery locations

  • South Africa (National)

Outcome metrics

  • Transition excluded black South African youth into high value jobs. Employment contract of minimum 12 months duration in the growth sectors identified.
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