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Research papers and syntheses

Working papers, reports, and other publications from international organizations, academic institutions and bilateral agencies. Research findings to stimulate informed debate on skills, employment and productivity issues.

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Managing tomorrow's digital skills - what conclusions can we draw from international comparative indicators?

This report looks at the conditions impacting the development of digital skills of a population based on international indicators of the levels of skills amongst children and adults. It is based on fi...

Source: UNESCO
Date: 2018

Pathways to empowerment. Recognizing the competences of Syrian refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey

This publication maps and analyses the non-formal and informal learning and competences of Syrian refugee youth and young adults living in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey (the five main hostin...

Source: UNESCO
Date: 2018

Good practices in using partnerships for the delivery of employment services in China

Partnerships to deliver employment services and active labour market programmes are slowly emerging in China. This paper introduces the reader to the basic principles shaping partnerships between publ...

Source: ILO
Date: 2018

OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report: Italy 2017

Italy needs to take prompt action to bolster growth and improve people’s skills across the country. As our economies adapt to globalisation, technological and demographic change, the demand for new an...

Source: OECD
Date: 2018

A Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills (Wave II)

The Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills is a framework for strategic cooperation to address short and medium-term skills needs in a given economic sector. This is the second wave of the Bluep...

Source: Other international organizations
Date: 2018

Complementarities between labour market institutions and their causal impact on youth labour market outcomes

The paper analyses theoretically and empirically the effects on young people’s labour market outcomes of two specific labour market institutions and their interaction: employment protection legislatio...

Source: ILO
Date: 2017

Better Use of Skills in the Workplace. Why It Matters for Productivity and Local Jobs

This joint OECD-ILO report provides a comparative analysis of case studies focusing on improving skills use in the workplace across eight countries. The examples provide insights into the practical wa...

Source: ILO | OECD
Date: 2017

Jobs and skills mismatch in the informal economy

This paper is concerned with jobs and skills mismatch in the informal economy in low and middle income countries. It reviews the analytical and conceptual framework for jobs and skills mismatch in the...

Source: ILO
Date: 2017

The skills development challenge in Latin America: diagnosing the problems and identifying public policy solutions.

Latin America’s history has been characterized by fluctuating rates of economic growth, insufficient development of human capital, and high levels of income inequality. The end of a decade-long cycle ...

Source: Other international organizations
Date: 2016

Mauritius - Inclusiveness of growth and shared prosperity

Mauritius is a high middle-income country with low levels of poverty and inequality. The headcount poverty level was 6.9 percent in 2012; measured by the international standard of United States (U.S.)...

Source: World Bank
Date: 2016

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