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Creating Productive Jobs for Africa’s Youth: A Huge Challenge with Global Implications

By Birger Fredriksen, Results for Development. In an article in the Financial Times (“Africa’s youth, frustrated and jobless, demand attention”, April 13), Mo Ibrahim – chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation focusing on leadership and governance in Africa – rightly … Continue reading

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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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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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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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China’s New Pledges with Africa: 2016-2018 Multi-dimensional Support to Human Resource Development?

By Kenneth King, Editor NORRAG News. President Xi Jinping’s opening speech to the FOCAC Summit of December 2015 in Johannesburg had ‘five major pillars’, ‘three bottleneck issues’, and ‘ten cooperation plans’. Human resources development (HRD) with Africa is a part of each of these … Continue reading

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Vocational Training – Crucial, But Not Everything

By Karina Veal, Asian Development Bank. “You can’t fix in three months what the education system hasn’t fixed in 12 years,” says Manish Sabharwal. As cofounder and CEO of TeamLease, an Indian company that currently employs one new worker every … Continue reading

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