Project documentation
SABER Workforce Development Turkey Country Report 2012
Publication Date: 12 Sep 2021
Source: International organizations-World Bank
The study benchmarked levels of support for WfD in Turkey and identified measures that have helped to progress WfD within the framework of human capital development. The study takes advantage of a new diagnostic tool (SABERͲWfD) to assess Turkey’s WfD for 2012. The tool is a part of the World Bank’s initiative on Systems Assessment for Better Education Results (SABER), focusing on several policy domains including WfD. Three broad functional dimensions of WfD policies were assessed based on a wide range of primary and secondary evidence: strategic framework; system oversight; and service delivery.
Project documentation
SABER Workforce Development Case Study: Turkish Cypriot Community
Publication Date: 10 Sep 2021
Source: International organizations-World Bank
The study benchmarks policies and practices in the community’s workforce development system against international good practices. Specifically, it assesses policies, practices and institutional arrangements, and identifies measures that contributed to workforce development. The study takes advantage of the World Bank’s workforce development diagnostic tool, which is part of the Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) initiative. The SABER-WfD assessed three broad functional dimensions of the community’s workforce development policies based on a collection of primary and secondary evidence on performance in these three areas: strategic framework; system oversight; and service delivery.
Centres of vocational excellence: Autonomy in forging public-private partnerships in vocational education and skills development
Publication Date: 07 Sep 2021
Source: International organizations-ETF
This study explores how the centres of vocational excellence (CoVEs) implement their autonomous role in public-private partnerships (PPPs), and the specific features and benefits of CoVEs’ collaborations in PPPs for vocational education and skills development. Drawing on selected case studies in six ETF partner countries (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Israel, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey) and two EU Member States (Finland and the Netherlands), the study provides insights into CoVE developmental processes and practices in PPPs and shows emerging trends that can inform vocational education policy development more widely.
Youth and COVID-19: Access to decent jobs amid the pandemic
Publication Date: 21 Apr 2021
Source: ILO
The Youth and COVID-19: Access to Decent Jobs amid the Pandemic report provides a comprehensive analysis of the youth population “not in employment, education or training (NEET)” in Turkey among host and refugee communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, using the data collected by qualitative and quantitative methods from 15 May to10 August 2020 The report starts with detailed background information on the NEET population in Turkey, institutional framework and policies targeting NEETs, and points out that the COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected a large segment of the population and labour force participation of both host and refugee communities in Turkey. The report reveals the current situation of NEETs in Turkey based on an analysis of the empirical data collected in the field. A large group of NEETs, with different social and economic characteristics, are analysed. The study also provides up-to-date evidence on refugee youth and their status on being in education, training, or employment in Turkey, as well as insights into the differences between host NEETs and refugee NEETs.

This research is funded by US Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (USPRM) under the Decent Work Opportunities for Refugees and Host Communities in Turkey Project.