Initial review of community-based vocational training (CBVT) in G20 countries

This report was prepared by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for the 1st G20 Employment Group Meeting in 2022. It addresses one of the priorities identified by the Indonesian Presidency.

This review provides an overview of Community-Based Vocational Training (CBVT) schemes and approaches in G20 countries with a focus on rural areas. It describes how CBVT is organized, governed, financed, and implemented in different countries, building on community structures and decentralized forms of management.

The report clusters countries into different types of schemes, provides examples of the role CBVT has played during the COVID-19 pandemic and the role information technology and ICTs play in skills design and delivery of CBVT. Pointing to a number of lessons learned in making CBVT realize its potential in G20 countries, the review aims at informing policy debate and knowledge sharing among members of the G20 Employment Working Group.