The future of work and skills in the textiles and clothing sector

Anticipating skills needs and finding solutions through social dialogue in Brazil, Ethiopia, Jordan and Peru

Brazil, Ethiopia, Jordan and Peru are among the countries that have taken significant steps to anticipate future skills needs and find solutions through social dialogue. Located in three different regions, the four countries have diverging histories, political systems and growth trajectories, markedly different income and education levels, and remarkably dissimilar industries that produce textiles and clothing for a diverse set of markets, buyers and consumers. Nevertheless, governments, workers and employers in the four countries share a common goal: to use skills anticipation and inclusive skills development to help grow their sectors sustainably and ensure better decent work opportunities for millions of women and men who work in the industries.