Skills anticipation

For countries and companies to make the most of emerging economic opportunities, increase productivity, and upgrade production in job rich sectors, the capacity to identify what skills will be needed to achieve these ends is essential.

In the Arab region, the ILO builds the skills anticipation capacity of social partners in targeted countries with its Strategies and Tools for Export and Diversification (ILO STED), among other tools, in order to identify growing sectors, jobs in demand, and required competencies in a timely manner. To identify the employment potential of Jordan’s exports, the ILO released a research report on export related job creation and related skills requirements in Jordan. In Lebanon, the ILO has conducted research on sectors and skills related to health, printing and packaging, agriculture, and construction (infrastructure). Additionally, the ILO’s capacity building interventions for its Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE) programme improved area-based assessments and the market relevance of several NGO trainings in Lebanon.