Studies

Afghanistan TVET related links

A Viable National TVET System

UNHCR Assessment of livelihood opportunities in Afghanistan

LM and TVET needs assessment by Strategic Social

Brick Labor Survey

Afghanistan Resource Corridor-Skills Strategy Development by Altai Consulting

National Labor Policy in Afghanistan

The World Bank in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Giving Economic Growth A Chance

Afghanistan: Time to move to Sustainable Jobs

State of Employment in Afghanistan

This study calls for a longer term approach to socio-economic development in Afghanistan, in which employment and decent work take a central role. While this is indeed a major challenge given the economic and political uncertainties facing the country, a balance needs to be found between the urgency of stabilization and creating more sustainable jobs that lift people and their families out of poverty.

How to teach Vocational Education

This report offers a theoretical underpinning for a vocational pedagogy. It is intended as a contribution to current discussions about further improving the quality of teaching and learning in the vocational education sector. A review of current thinking about vocational education forms a substantive part of the report, and its range of sources is reflected in the list of references at the end.

Workforce Development in Developing Countries

This paper articulates a framework and approach to support the World Bank’s assistance to its partner countries with regard to the challenges of workforce development

Stepping Up Skills

This report presents a framework – Skills Toward Employment and Productivity (STEP) – that provides a simple yet comprehensive way to look at skills development. It brings together research evidence and practical experience from a range of areas – from research on the determinants of early childhood development and learning outcomes, to policy experience with the reform of vocational and technical education systems and labor markets – and provides a set of powerful  messages to policymakers, researchers, and practitioners.

Investing in Young People

Governments and business are coming to realise that educating future workers and consumers is critical for global stability.

Creating Opportunities for Youth

Today’s industries need to hire young people to grow and compete in the marketplace, and young people desperately need jobs. Yet there is a significant mismatch between what companies need in their new hires and the lack of in-demand skills among the pool of potential recruits. Turning a growing need into action, this paper explains how Hilton Worldwide invested in a global strategy to help equip youth with skills and prepare them for jobs in the hospitality industry.

http://www.iyfnet.org/sites/default/files/Creating-Opportunities-for-Youth-in-Hospitality.pdf 

Education for Employment: Designing a System that Works

Around the world, governments and businesses face a conundrum: high levels of youth unemployment and a shortage of job seekers with critical skills. How can a country successfully move its young people from education to employment? What are the problems? Which interventions work? How can these be scaled up?

http://nsdcindia.org/pdf/mckinsey-nsdc.pdf

Afghanistan’s Willing Entrepreneurs

Headlines paint a bleak picture of Afghanistan. Among a host of seemingly intractable problems, the country faces rising insecurity, endemic corruption, and a struggling international effort to end what is now a decade-long war. Many see significant cause for concern and little reason for hope. Yet, as the United States, its NATO allies, and its partners in Afghanistan grapple to build a foundation for that country’s long term stability, there is potential for positive change within an area often neglected in the public discourse: The private sector.

http://www.cnas.org/files/documents/publications/CNAS_Kauffman_Entrepreneurs_CusackMalmstrom.pdf

Managing Uncertainty: The Skills Job-Seekers Need and Employers Don’t Know How To Find

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashoka/2013/02/22/the-skills-job-seekers-need-and-employers-dont-know-they-want/