Publications

2017

  1. Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) - the Malawi oilseeds and horticulture sectors

    28 February 2017

    This report presents the findings of analytical research undertaken in Malawi by applying the Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) methodology to two sectors of the Malawian economy, namely oilseeds and horticulture.

2016

  1. Skills for Trade & Economic Diversification (STED) in Viet nam: The case of the Tourism sector in selected provinces

    31 December 2016

    This report presents an application of the Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) methodology to the tourism sector of Viet Nam’s economy in selected provinces (mainly Quang Nam and Thua Thien-Hue provinces, plus some involvement in Khanh Hoa province). The application of STED in the tourism sector in Viet Nam exemplies action on these priorities, and its integration with on-going ILO technical assistance. This work has been undertaken under the Applying the G20 Training Strategy project, which is funded by the Russian Federation.

  2. STED RBM and ME Manual

    31 December 2016

    STED RBM and ME Manual

  3. STED results based management and M&E manual

    12 December 2016

  4. Strengthening Skills Recognition Systems: Recommendations for key stakeholders

    05 December 2016

  5. Understanding the potential impact of skills recognition systems on labour markets: Research report

    10 October 2016

    Provides analytical research on the labour market impact of skills recognition systems, in particular, in matching skills and jobs.

  6. Carrying out tracer studies: Guide to anticipating and matching skills and jobs, Volume 6

    06 October 2016

    This guide is a part of the European Training Foundation (ETF), the ILO and the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) series of guides on skills anticipation and matching.

  7. Developing skills foresights, scenarios and forecasts: Guide to anticipating and matching skills and jobs, Volume 2

    06 October 2016

    This guide is a part of the European Training Foundation (ETF), the ILO and the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) series of guides on skills anticipation and matching.

  8. Using labour market information - Guide to anticipating and matching skills and jobs, Volume 1

    06 October 2016

    This guide is a part of the European Training Foundation (ETF), ILO and the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) series of guides on skills anticipation and matching.

  9. Working at sectoral level: Guide to anticipating and matching skills and jobs, Volume 3

    02 September 2016

    This guide is a part of the European Training Foundation (ETF), the ILO and the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) series of guides on skills anticipation and matching.

  10. Questions and answers: How a sectoral approach to skills development helps contribute to productive and competitive economies

    13 June 2016

    Helping enterprises find workers with the right skills, and ensuring that workers acquire the skills they need to find productive employment is a key to unlocking the door to economic prosperity and building inclusive societies. A methodology developed and being implemented by the ILO contributes to export growth, economic diversification and decent jobs by taking a sectoral approach to skills training and development. By adopting a forward-looking perspective, the intervention anticipates a sector’s development and growth opportunities based on its global competitive position and market development and anticipates the skills that the sector most needs to strengthen for future success. An equally important step in the process involves analysing current skills supply and demand. Together, these steps help to identify existing and anticipated skills shortages, and to plot a path to avoiding skills mismatches that contribute to unemployment.

    ILO Skills Specialist Cornelius Gregg talks about the impact of this intervention and how it differs from traditional forms of skills development and contributes to economic growth and productivity.

  11. Skills technology foresight guide

    03 June 2016

  12. Compilation of assessment studies on technical vocational education and training (TVET): Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam

    08 March 2016

    This publication is a compilation of assessment studies on technical vocational education and training (TVET) development in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. It provides a critical analysis and assessment of the current state of skills development and TVET as well as reviews past and current policies, strategies, programmes and trends, and implications to the country’s socio-economic development and employment in these countries. Recommendations are made in identifying future skills and occupations needed given current and future employment levels.

  13. The Public Employment Service in the Republic of Korea

    22 February 2016

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 192

  14. Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) in Egypt The case of the: Furniture Industry

    31 January 2016

    This report presents an application of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) methodology to the furniture industry of Egypt’s economy. STED is a sector-based approach to identifying and anticipating the strategic skills needs of internationally tradable sectors. While being a relatively small industry contributing only around 2 percent of total Egyptian exports, the furniture industry has been chosen due to its potential for export and employment growth. Growth in exports between 2010 and 2014 was the second highest among all Egyptian industries at 39 per cent. Supporting the industry through actions on skills is likely to enhance their export competitiveness. The sector is composed mainly of small and medium enterprises overall employing 270.000 people that tend to have a wide range of skills challenges. Hence, it is very likely that the industry’s competitiveness would benefit from a good skills strategy, subject to effective implementation.

  15. The role of employment service providers: Guide to anticipating and matching skills and jobs, Vol. 4

    26 January 2016

    This guide is a part of the European Training Foundation (ETF), ILO and Cedefop series of guides on skills anticipation and matching.

2015

  1. Anticipating skill needs for green jobs: A practical guide

    31 December 2015

    Sustainable development has become a major policy issue for countries at all levels of development. One of the keys to making sustainable development policies successful in terms of environmental, social and economic outcomes is to ensure the right skills are available when and where they are needed. Countries face different challenges and choose to respond in different ways. The present guide focuses on understanding and measuring the skills implications of those challenges and response choices. It provides guidance on how to embark on the identification of current and anticipation of future skill needs for the green economy and green jobs. Intended primarily to assist researchers and analysts, the guide deals with qualitative and quantitative methodologies, data classifications and sources, research process and institutional arrangements.

  2. Integrating core work skills into TVET systems: Six country case studies

    17 December 2015

    This report assesses the extent to which six diverse countries have embedded core skills for employability in their TVET and skills systems: Australia; Chile; India; Jamaica; Malawi; and the Philippines. These six case studies have demonstrated that in both developed and developing countries, much remains to be done to ensure that TVET and skills systems adequately and systematically take steps to develop the core skills that so profoundly enhance the employability of learners, jobseekers and workers.

  3. Report of the First Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting

    11 December 2015

    In line with the ILO Project on “Scaling up STED: Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification, a tripartite Project Advisory Committee (PAC) was officially established under a Prakas (Ministry Order No. 385) signed by H.E. Minister It Sam Heng, Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MOLVT) on 17 September 2015 and the Prokas (Ministry Order No. 496) signed by H.E. Minister It Sam Heng, Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MOLVT) on 08 December 2015.

  4. Guidelines for inclusion of skills aspects into employment-related analyses and policy formulation

    03 December 2015