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Skills Indicators and Policies in Low Income Countries: Expert Workshop at the Centre

In support of the Human Resource Development pillar of the G20 Multi-Year Action Plan on Development, the workshop has been organized from 6 to 8 March 2012, by the OECD, ILO, World Bank, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea in cooperation with the Turin Centre.

Skills play a critical  role in economic advancement. Human resource development (HRD) is therefore one of the nine pillars in the G20’s Multi-Year Action Plan on Development, adopted at the Seoul Summit in 2010. The HRD pillar consists of two actions focusing on Low Income Countries (LICs):

  1. creation of internationally comparable indicators of skills for employment; and
  2. enhancement of national employable skills strategies.

The aim of these actions is to help LICs to continue developing employment-related skills that better match employer and market needs, to attract investment and to promote decent jobs.

The ILO, OECD, World Bank and UNESCO have been working together to advance both actions and have been consulting with a number of pilot LICs to assist them in developing national skills development strategies.

This workshop will provide an opportunity for representatives of G20 and Low Income Countries to share knowledge of systems of indicators for guiding skills policies and cutting-edge knowledge of survey instruments. It will also contribute to a South-South dialogue and identify capacity-building initiatives for the development of skills information systems in LICs.

This workshop is being financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Korea.

For more information, please visit the website: http://experts-meeting-g20.itcilo.org/

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