Bridging the Skills Gap: Innovations in Africa and Asia by Shubha Jayaram, Wambui Munge, Bob Adamson, David Sorrell,

By Shubha Jayaram, Wambui Munge, Bob Adamson, David Sorrell, Nitika Jain

This quantity seeks to check the talents improvement time table for early life through exploring key questions for sustainable livelihoods: What are the talents wanted for employability in constructing nations, particularly in Africa and Asia? And, what talents are at present possessed via scholars and secondary college leavers? An introductory bankruptcy will set the level for the dialogue and research to stick to by way of reviewing in wide phrases the present learn on suitable themes resembling worldwide adolescence unemployment, the connection among abilities and fiscal development, and the growth of secondary schooling. the next chapters synthesize a sequence of historical past reviews serious about Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia, together with either a normal evaluation and an in-depth examine a number of international locations. The chapters introduce leading edge types for abilities supply, and spotlight a number of the key parts of profitable abilities types, together with multi-stakeholder partnerships, up to date pedagogy, and leading edge financing mechanisms. all the 5 center chapters of the booklet covers one subject, with the help of case experiences to demonstrate successes, demanding situations, and classes in genuine international examples.

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Anarfi, J. , & Appiah, E. N. (2012). Skills defined by curricula: Sub-Saharan Africa. Accra, Ghana: Institute for Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana. Accessed on 15 June 2016. , & Suebnusorn, W. (2012). Skills for employability: Southeast Asia. Bangkok: Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI). Accessed on 15 June 2016. Inter-American Development Bank. (2012). Youth employment: Two ideas that work. http://www. amarticleid=9865. Accessed on 6 Nov 2012. ILO.

Several of the ISESE project findings (R4D, 2013) confirm what is already known from other studies on the skill gap. Some are especially novel, especially those to do with the informal economy, with teacher attitudes, and with convergence between general and vocational secondary education. Major conclusions of this study relevant to skills are as follows: Employers Seek Cognitive, Non-cognitive, and Technical Skills • With minor differences, employers in both Africa and Asia are largely looking for the same set of skills in those they hire: basic cognitive skills, advanced skills (like critical thinking and problem-solving), non-cognitive skills, and technical skills.

One of NGO Pratham Delhi’s Field Reflections included a report on ‘Reasons for drop out amongst children living in slum areas of Delhi’ (Pratham, 2008). ), and labour and tended to affect more girls than boys due the sociocultural norms and traditions that pertain in India. Experience from programs on the ground has also brought to light the fact that many children drop out of schools as a result of low learning levels and poor educational opportunities – only about 50 % of standard 5 children can read at standard 2 levels (ASER, 2014).

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