Skills for a modern Ukraine


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Ukraine's economic progress since its independence in the early 1990s has been uneven, in part due to the slow pace of reforms, unfavorable demographic factors, and low productivity. One of the key factors limiting success is the inadequacy of the skills of Ukraine's workforce with the needs of a modern economy. While the country demonstrates a strong record of educational attainment and acquisition of foundational skills, the post-secondary education and training system fails to equip workers with the right advanced skills for labor market success. This study provides new evidence on...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Labour market; Employment; Industry; Workforce development; Policy; Outcomes; Governance

Keywords: Labour supply; Labour demand; Human capital; Skill needs; Capacity building; Employability; Education work relationship; Education industry relationship; Relevance of education and training; Education and training system; Regulation; Employment policy; Educational policy; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Ukraine; Europe

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: World Bank, 2017

Physical description: xxiv, 138 p.

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ISBN: 9781464808906; 9781464808913 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Ximena Del Carpio, Olga Kupets, Noel Muller, and Anna Olefir

On cover: Directions in development: human development

Resource type: Book

Rights: This work is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO license (CC BY 3.0 IGO). To view a copy of the licence visit:

Document number: TD/TNC 127.1002

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