The Academy's goals

Ultimately, the mission of the Sector Skills Academy is to improve the quantity, quality and sustainability of sector efforts on the ground, such that greater progress can be made toward improving economic opportunities available for lower-income individuals while supporting overall economic competitiveness.

Specifically, the Sector Skills Academy seeks to:

  • Expand the number of leaders with the competencies necessary to succeed in using sector approaches.
  • Help senior managers of organizations using a sector approach to strengthen the organizational capacity of their institutions to achieve lasting sectoral change.
  • Create a learning community of leaders using the sectoral approach who have a sense of the broader field and who are able to articulate the sector approach to those in and out of the field.
  • Transfer knowledge from peer leaders and to provide them with opportunities for continuous learning and renewal of their passion for the work.