Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) is a World Bank funded project to strengthen institutional mechanisms for skill development and increase access to quality and market-relevant training for youth across the country, SANKALP was launched on 19th January 2018. SANKALP has a six-year implementation period till March 2023. SANKALP aims to address the ongoing challenges like bringing about convergence, infusing quality in skill development programs and making them market relevant and accessible while ensuring private participation in the context of short-term training.

SANKALP has four key result areas viz: 

  1. Institutional Strengthening at Central, State & District level; 
  2. Quality Assurance of skill development programmes; 
  3. Inclusion of marginalized population in skill development programmes; and 
  4. Expanding Skills through PPP.