Tag Archives: Asia

Skin in the Game: Employer’s Ownership in Skills Training for an Emerging Workforce

By Santosh Mehrotra, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The mismatch between the demand and supply of technical and vocational skills is a global concern. The private sector, being the principal user, has a critical role in skills training. However, in … Continue reading

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Transversal Competencies and their Assessment: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific

By Ramya Vivekanandan, UNESCO Bangkok. In today’s world, there is a growing sense that the real purpose of education is not only to produce learners who are literate and numerate.  Instead, the complex times in which we live make additional, … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s Educational Foresight and Alignment with the Education SDG

By Sajid Ali, Aga Khan University, Pakistan. If SDG-4 does not want to end up with the same fate as EFA or MDGs in Pakistan, it has to privilege local planning and leadership for implementation. The Sindh province of Pakistan … Continue reading

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Is the Meister Vocational High School More Cost-Effective in South Korea?

By Kye Woo LEE and Dae Hong KIM, Korea Development Institute (KDI), South Korea, and Hay Kyeong LEE, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. When the 2008 economic crisis occurred, many European governments, which were hit hardest by the crisis, tried to … Continue reading

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Why Skills Development? In Asia, a Basic Education is Not Enough Anymore

By Sungsup Ra, Asian Development Bank. In the past three decades, economic growth in Asia has been the envy of the world. This was driven in part by millions of workers who had completed their basic education and who were … Continue reading

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China and the Global Governance of Education and Training

By Xiulan Wan, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, China Some reflections on China’s role and positioning: Representatives from developing countries, including China, are disproportionately under-represented in the process of global agenda making and implementation. For example, only one fourth of the … Continue reading

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ICTs in Technical and Vocational Skills Development: Reaching the Poorest Populations?

By Rao Bhavani and Ajay Balakrishnan, AMMACHI Labs, Amrita University, India During the last Tech4Dev Conference[1] NORRAG and AMMACHI Labs (Amrita University, India),[2] jointly conducted a workshop on “ICTs in TVSD[3] – Promises and Challenges for Inclusive Development Reaching the … Continue reading

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