Training Programmes



The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) offers Advanced International Training Programmes designed for key individuals qualified to participate in reform processes of strategic importance on different levels. The International Training Programmes (ITP)  are funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). For more information on ITP, see: 

The training programmes are focused on supporting individuals and teams in their work to develop plans for change, that should be well established in the participants' organisations and businesses. The methodology is based on the assumption that organisations and businesses want to carry out changes and is willing to invest its own resources to achieve these changes.

SIPU International and Jarskog Konsult is on behalf of Sida implementing two International Training Programmes in Private Sector Development: Private Sector Growth Strategies and Strategic Business Management.

The overall objective of the programmes is to contribute to the development of a dynamic and sustainable private sector, and to strengthen collaboration between the private and public sectors for better functioning markets and improved integration in world trade.

The training programmes are interlinked and running in parallel with common sessions opening up for dialogue between the two groups. In addition to supporting individuals and teams in their work to develop plans for change, the programme offers international, regional and Swedish perspectives on how to promote private sector development.

The PSD programmes to be held in 2016-2017 will be targeting the following countries:

  • 2016 spring round (291a+b): Liberia,  Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and  Zimbabwe (application closed) 

  • 2016 autumn round (291a+b): Albania, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova and Ukraine (application forms available here)


Previously the autumn editions of the PSD programmes have been held in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, while the autumn editions have been held in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova and Ukraine.

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