Skills assessment in India: A discussion paper on policy, practice and capacity, October 2014

This discussion paper, prepared jointly by the British Council, India and the ILO, provides an overview of the successes and challenges facing the rapidly emerging third party skills assessment sector in India.

This discussion paper offers a starting point from which to analyse the skills assessment sector, with a particular focus on three states: Haryana, Maharashtra and Odisha. The discussion paper also focuses primarily on aspects of third party assessment, including funding; assessor recruitment and resourcing; skills gaps in the assessor workforce; assessment processes; quality assurance; and certification and placement. Finally, the discussion paper makes recommendations for further development of the Indian skills assessment sector.