Project documentation
SABER Workforce Development Romania Country Report 2017
Publication Date: 10 Sep 2021
Source: International organizations-World Bank
The  global  financial  crisis  from  2008  affected  the  Romanian  economy  and  led  to  severe  austerity measures  being launched  by  the  government  in  2010.  Romania  then  began  a  relatively  slow  but  steady  economic  recovery.  In  2015 Romania recorded the highest investment rate in the EU with 24.7 percent of GDP and real GDP growth in 2016 was 4.9 percent. Despite the economic growth and agreements with the EU to support this trend further, Romania continues to have at‐risk‐of‐poverty and social exclusion rates that are among the highest in the EU, recording in 2015 a rate of 37 percent  compared  to an EU average  of  23.5  percent. Of  particular  concern  for a  continued economic growth are  the aging of the population, the low participation of the Roma population in the labor market and the high emigration rate, especially among youth. To combat poverty and support economic growth, the design and implementation of policies to  improve the quality of the workforce is essential.
Project documentation
SABER Workforce Development Romania Country Report 2017 (Romanian)
Publication Date: 10 Sep 2021
Source: International organizations-World Bank
Liderii din sectorul public şi din cel privat susţin puternic dezvoltarea
forței de muncă (DFM), dar, în anumite privințe, susţinerea este
fragmentată. În ciuda eforturilor semnificative de a identifica nevoia
de competenţe în sectoarele economice prioritare, implicarea
angajatorilor în stabilirea priorităţilor de DFM şi de creştere a nivelului
de calificare a forţei de muncă existente este destul de redusă.
Mandatele părţilor implicate în DFM sunt bine definite, dar continuă
să existe provocări legate de coordonare.
Education and lifelong learning watch 2015
Publication Date: 24 Aug 2016
Source: Other sources
This report presents the main findings and general recommendations of the 2015 SOLIDAR Foundation Education and Lifelong Learning Watch. Based on an extensive consultation with SOLIDAR members and partners, this initiative evaluates progress towards the achievement of the educational objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy and Education and Training 2020 strategic framework for Member States. The report assesses the policy actions dedicated to fight youth unemployment and support young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs) in 13 countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom).
A routine transition? Causes and consequences of the changing content of jobs in Central and Eastern Europe
Publication Date: 13 Jul 2016
Source: Academic institutions, Other sources
This paper studies the shift from manual to cognitive work in 10 economies of Central and Eastern Europe. It highlights the growth in the non-routine cognitive component of jobs, but pay particular attention to the increase in routine cognitive tasks, a trend that is pronounced in the CEE economies but absent in the most advanced economies. It shows that workforce upgrading and structural change were the main factors behind the increase in all cognitive tasks, but that the growth in routine cognitive tasks is partly attributable to rising shares of routine-intensive occupations. It identifies two groups of workers whose jobs depend most on performing routine cognitive tasks: middle-skilled men in the manufacturing sectors and middle-skilled women in the service sectors, who jointly represent 33% of workers in CEE. It finds that robust employment and wage growth among routine cognitive workers has so far prevented job polarisation in CEE. However, the relative prices of routine cognitive tasks are already higher than those of other tasks. If the prices of routine cognitive tasks rise further while technological progress continues, routine intensive employment may gradually decline. It concludes with policy implications of the findings.