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Research brief: Lessons from the implementation of training and retraining programmes in response to the Great Recession

This research brief examines what countries have learned from the implementation of training and retraining programmes as part of their recovery strategies in response to the global economic crisis of 2008–09. The brief summarizes the findings of studies of experience in nine countries – Belgium, Canada, Germany, Republic of Korea, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States (Hansen, 2012). The findings presented here show how training and retraining can form an integral part of effective crisis response strategies; although, in the absence of impact evaluations, these findings must be considered provisional, they nevertheless offer useful indications of the factors behind both success and difficulty in implementing such measures

Sources

ILO

Country

Belgium
Canada
Germany
Korea Republic of
Peru
Philippines
South Africa
United Kingdom
United States

Knowledge Products

Research papers and syntheses

Other knowledge Products

Research Brief

Issues

Labour market information and employment services
Assessing policy performance

Subject Tags

Employability
Inclusion
Skills re-training
Skills and training policy
economic recovery

Additional Subject Tags

economic recession

Publication Date

05/2014
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