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Dakchyata: TVET Practical Partnership project had previously launched a call on 25 October 2018 in Kantipur National Daily and The Himalayan Times  for inviting Expression of Interest (EOI) from interested Nepali organisations to apply for grant funds under the Practical Partnership Fund. The deadline for EOI submission was 26 November 2018.

Following EOI application outcome, selected organisations were invited for proposal submission. 

Update 23/10/109: Grant proposals evaluation concluded. Applicants are being informed of the outcomes individually.

Dakchyata EoI Call Guidelines and Public Private Partnership (PPP) Model Summaries are provided below for your information only:

Dakchyata also posted two sets of FAQs with clarification responses on the EOI submission which are provided below for your information only:

 FAQs on Grant Proposal Development below:


Overview on Grants 


The Dakchyata grant fund has been designed to support the establishment of innovative public private partnerships in Nepal in TVET. Funding will be available for projects at national and regional levels, across our three target sectors: Agriculture, Construction and Tourism.

Introduction to the grants programme

Under the grants programme, Dakchyata will provide funding for activities targeted towards improving the TVET sector through piloting innovative Public-Private Partnership (PPP) models aimed at enhancing the relevance, quality and sustainability of TVET with a total of 9 million Euros being made available over the life of the project.

Objective of grants programme

The overall objective of the Dakchyata grants programme is to improve relevance, quality and sustainability of training provision in the TVET sector by piloting innovative Public-Private Partnership (PPP) models. The specific objectives of the grants are to:

  • Improve the access to and quality of TVET service provision
  • Promote linkages between labour market demand and supply
  • Pilot innovative PPP models and recommend scale-up of relevant TVET provision

The PPP models will promote shared ownership of the TVET system, support the sustainable development and delivery of an effective TVET system and facilitate partnerships between the supply and demand sides of the labour market.