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Skills for improved productivity, employment growth and development : International Labour Conference, 97th Session, 2008, Report V.

Author: International Labor Office
Publisher: Geneva : International Labour Office, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This report seeks to examine how, within a decent work perspective, countries can develop their skills base so as to increase both the quantity and the productivity of labour employed in the economy. It analyses how strategies to upgrade and enhance the relevance of skills training and to improve access to skills for more women and men can instead help countries move to a virtuous circle of higher productivity,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Office, International Labor.
Skills for improved productivity, employment growth and development : International Labour Conference, 97th Session, 2008, Report V.
Geneva : International Labour Office, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: International Labor Office
ISBN: 9789221194903 9221194906
OCLC Number: 767502557
Description: 1 online resource (176 pages)
Contents: Title page; Copyright information; CONTENTS; Executive summary; Abbreviations and acronyms; Chapter 1. Productivity, employment, skills and development: The strategic issues; 1.1. Understanding productivity; 1.2. Productivity, employment and development; 1.3. Skills policies for a virtuous circle: Linking productivity, employment and development; Chapter 2. Connecting skills development to productivity and employment growth in developing and developed countries; 2.1. High-income OECD countries; 2.2. Countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). 2.3. Developing countries in Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, the Arab States and Africa2.4. Least developed countries; Chapter 3. Skills and productivity in the workplace and along value chains; 3.1. The sustainable enterprise: Competitiveness, productivity and skills development; 3.2. Enterprise value chains and clusters: Improving productivity and employment outcomes through skills development; 3.3. Training in high-performance workplaces; 3.4. Improving skills and productivity in small enterprises. 3.5. How governments and the social partners can support enterprise-level training and skills developmentChapter 4. Target groups; 4.1. Rural communities; 4.2. Disadvantaged youth; 4.3. Persons with disabilities; 4.4. Migrant workers; Chapter 5. Skills policies as drivers of development; 5.1. Capabilities, technology and information: A dynamic process; 5.2. Coordinating skills development policies with economic policies; Chapter 6. Skills policies responding to global drivers of change: Technology, trade and climate change. 6.1. Building social capabilities to promote technological catching up6.2. Maximizing the benefits and minimizing the costs of trade and investment; 6.3. Climate change; Main policy orientations arising out of the report; Suggested points for discussion; Bibliography.

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This report seeks to examine how, within a decent work perspective, countries can develop their skills base so as to increase both the quantity and the productivity of labour employed in the economy. It analyses how strategies to upgrade and enhance the relevance of skills training and to improve access to skills for more women and men can instead help countries move to a virtuous circle of higher productivity, employment and incomes growth, and development. This report also examines the challenges faced by countries at different levels of development and their policy options.

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