Bridging the skills gap: innovations in Africa and Asia


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This book examines the skills development agenda for youth by exploring two key questions for sustainable livelihoods: What are the skills needed for employability in developing countries, especially in Africa and Asia? And, what skills are currently possessed by students and secondary school leavers? An introductory chapter sets the stage for the discussion and analysis to follow by reviewing in broad terms the current research on relevant topics such as global youth unemployment, the relationship between skills and economic growth, and the expansion of secondary education. The...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Youth; Employment; Innovation; Secondary education; Outcomes; Research; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Skill needs; Skill shortage; Employability; Institutional role; Relevance of education and training; Case study; Educational innovation

Geographic subjects: Africa; Asia

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, 2017

Physical description: xxv, 148 p.

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ISBN: 9783319494838 (print); 9783319494852 (ebook)

ISSN: 1871-3041

Statement of responsibility: Shubha Jayaram, Wambui Munge, Bob Adamson, David Sorrell, Nitika Jain, editors

Resource type: Book

Document number: TD/TNC 127.719

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