The objectives of this paper are to set out the challenges confronting G20 economies and develop a
proposal for a set of concrete actionable measures that are needed proposed to improve the
employability of each economy’s workforce, making skills more transferable and workplaces more
The paper begins with an overview of the major challenges that are putting jobs at jeopardy and which risk widening existing inequalities and further marginalising disadvantaged groups in the labour market. The key policy responses that are required to meet these challenges are then set out according to four key areas: i) Anticipating emerging skill needs and adapting policies accordingly; ii) Reinforcing the role of training and work-based learning; iii) Enhancing the adaptability of workplaces; and iv) Promoting labour mobility. Under each area, a selection of informative country policy examples is provided and some general policy principles are identified, drawing on these examples for inspiration.