The SABER-WfD benchmarking results reveal that while the country’s
political leaders are highly committed to WfD, the system’s capacity to deliver results is
lamentably weak. Addressing all the gaps will require sustained effort and collaboration
across multiple stakeholders inside and outside government. An urgent priority, however, is
to define the modus operandi for enlarging the role of employers and industry stakeholders.
Constituting and empowering an apex-level body to guide this effort would be a good start. By
focusing initially on a few key economic sectors with high growth prospects, this body’s
strategic quick wins in establishing effective partnerships between employers and training
providers would help clarify the operational arrangements for institutional autonomy and
accountability for results. Its experience would provide critical insights for the systemic
transformation of the BTVET sub-sector in the coming years.