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Human capital development in South Asia : achievements, prospects, and policy challenges

Author: Asian Development Bank,
Publisher: Metro Manila, Philippines : Asian Development Bank, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study reviews the development of human capital in South Asia and analyzes contributing factors to human development including policies and strategies that countries in South Asia follow.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Human capital development in South Asia.
Metro Manila, Philippines : Asian Development Bank, 2017
(OCoLC)1020446838
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Asian Development Bank,
ISBN: 9789292610395 9292610392
OCLC Number: 1048003813
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Tables, Figures, and Boxes; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Executive Summary; I. Overview; A. Objective and Scope; B. Organization of the Report; II. Human Capital Development and Economic Growth; A. Overview of Human Development, Structural Transformation, and Income Growth; B. Role of Human Capital on Economic Development; C. Skills Development and Economic Growth; III. A Chievements and Challenges in Education; A. School Enrollments and Educational Attainment; B. Quality of Education; C. National Education Policies and Institutions. IV. Labor Force and SkillsA. Evolution of Employment Structure and Skill Requirements; B. Technical and Vocational Education and Training Systems in South Asia; India; Bangladesh; Nepal; Sri Lanka; C. Challenges to the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Systems in South Asia; Inputs; Process; Outputs; V. Changes in Skill Demand and Supply and Wage Structure; A. Skill Upgrading, Wage Structure, and Skill Premium in Labor Markets; B. Micro Level Analysis of Skill Composition and Wage Structure; India; Sri Lanka; Bangladesh; Indonesia. C. Technology Change and Skill Demand by Enterprises in AsiaVI. Policy Recommendations for Human Capital Development; A. Access and Quality; 1. Invest in upgrading and monitoring educational quality toward achieving better learning outcomes; 2. Narrow gender, geographical, and socioeconomic disparities in school attainment and outcomes; 3. Improve secondary and tertiary education to match the changing skill demand; B. Skills, Employment, and Labor Markets; 1. Boost the quality of training and skills development systems to meet industry standards and hasten job-skill matching. 2. Facilitate a favorable environment for skills development and training and improve public-private partnership3. Harness training and quality employment opportunities for all; C. National Policies and Regional Cooperation; 1. Design human capital development strategies that are coherent with the national development policy; 2. Pursue sustainable mechanisms for financing quality improvements in education and skills development; 3. Enhance regional cooperation for human development; References.
Responsibility: Asian Development Bank.

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