This project focused on conducting a baseline study, on behalf of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), for all states and UTs on the components (& sub-components) of the State Incentive Grant (SIG) Matrix. This entailed covering the overall skilling ecosystem, including NSDC, National Skill Development Agency (NSDA), and state agencies. The outcomes were measured through Results Framework and Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs) agreed between MSDE and the World Bank. A verification protocol was established to measure DLIs periodically.
We supported the finalisation of indicators, sub-components of DLIs, and datasets from states in consultation with the MSDE and NSDC. We were also responsible for creating data collection tools and validation protocols, site visits, capacity building, data collection workshops, compilation of the data, and data analysis. In the subsequent years, the states’ progress is to be assessed based on the improvement made from the baseline.