Who We Are?

The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) is an organisation under the Human Resources Ministry established in 1993.

Governed by the Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Bhd Act 2001 (PSMB Act 2001), HRDF was given a mandate by the Malaysian Government to catalyse the development of competent local workforce that will contribute to Malaysia’s vision of becoming a high-income economy.

Since its inception, HRDF has evolved in its role from managing a sizeable fund to becoming a one-stop-centre for providing novel human resource development (HRD) solutions to Malaysian small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The custodian and authoritative institution is well positioned to offer robust and prudent solutions that will help Malaysia move up in rank on the Global Competitiveness Index by enhancing regional and global competitiveness; thus, creating an effective and efficient Malaysian labour market that will help propel the country to become a high-income nation by year 2020.


In line with the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP), the Government has initiated several programmes under 11MP that focus on accelerating human capital development through four key areas which are: