Skills for the future

ILO, Russia renew cooperation on skills and G20 Training Strategy

The project will strengthen regional and global knowledge-sharing on skills development as an effective means to support productivity, competitiveness and growth.

Press release | 18 January 2017
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GENEVA/MOSCOW (ILO News) – The Russian Federation, represented by the Ministry of Finance, has agreed to contribute USD 12.000.000 to implement the second phase of the project Applying the G20 Training Strategy, which runs from 2016 to 2019.

The project draws on a range of technical cooperation tools developed by the ILO as well as on new tools developed by the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo, a partner of the project. Phase II aims to promote coordination between education and training departments of national institutions, including the ministries of labour, education and economy, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and academic institutions in the context of the G20 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“We welcome this important effort by the Russian Federation to upgrade skills and education systems in line with the G20 Training Strategy. Initiatives like this one will decide on how well our workforce is prepared for the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” said Girma Agune, Chief of the ILO’s Skills and Employability Branch.

The project is expected to promote peer-to-peer training strategies and cooperation among Central Asian countries, as well as Vietnam and Jordan, with the results achieved being shared at national and sub-regional levels. The objective is to further encourage the implementation of effective G20 training strategies that will feed into meetings of the regional and sub-regional groups in Central Asia, South-South triangular cooperation development partners, and Vietnam and Jordan.

It will strengthen regional and global knowledge-sharing on skills development as an effective means of fostering productivity, competitiveness and growth through access to decent work and improved livelihoods.

The Russian-funded partnership programme will also contribute to the ILO-Russia Programme of Cooperation for 2017-2020. It takes into account new social and economic contexts based on the goals and priorities of the national Concept of Long-Term Social and Economic Development. The agreement was signed in December 2016.