Infrastructure Skills for Development (IS4D) Program: independent review and management response
Summary of publication
Applying action learning effectively, the two year Infrastructure Skills for Development (IS4D) Program provided vital project management skills to 17 public sector agencies in eight countries in eastern and southern Africa. Each was responsible for managing major cross-border infrastructure projects in road, rail and power along critical African Union infrastructure corridors. An independent evaluation found IS4D was highly valued by beneficiaries and had achieved strong early impact. It recommended continued funding for two years to allow development of a market-based IS4D model. DFAT has no further available funding for IS4D in Africa but the action-learning model will inform DFATs approach to Australia Awards short courses.