Demand And Supply Of Skills In Ghana

Author: Peter Darvas
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464802815
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Demand And Supply Of Skills In Ghana from the Author: Peter Darvas. Skills development in Ghana encompasses foundational skills, transferable/soft-skills, and technical and vocational skills. This report focuses on one segment of this skills development system: formal and informal technical and vocational education and training (TVET) at the pre-tertiary level. TVET represents a major intersection between education, youth and the labor market. The government has long promised to the population that increasing technical and vocational skills training opportunities will help solve youth unemployment. However, market distortions and inefficiencies have led to an adverse cycle of high costs, inadequate quality of supply and low demand, leading to further pressures on the effectiveness and efficiency of TVET services. This adverse cycle means that the political and policy promise of skills development helping to ease the unemployment problem is at risk of remaining unfulfilled. The report focuses on social and economic demand for (pre-tertiary) technical and vocational skills and maps out the supply of these skills from formal and informal, private and public sectors. The dual purpose has been to both carry out an institutional and policy analysis and also to establish a platform for monitoring sector performance and assisting policy and Development Partner harmonization. The report analyzes the economic and social demand for technical and vocational skills and the suitability of the current supply as well as the effectiveness of policy, coordination and financing of technical and vocational skills development. The report annex provides the summary of economic demand analyses from the key sectors reviewed and provides a full mapping of all technical and vocational programs in Ghana. The study offers a comprehensive set of policy recommendations for improving Ghana’s pre-tertiary technical and vocational skills development sector, which will be of interest to policy makers and development partners in Ghana.

Education And Training For The Oil And Gas Industry Case Studies In Partnership And Collaboration

Author: Phil Andrews
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 012800990X
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Education And Training For The Oil And Gas Industry Case Studies In Partnership And Collaboration from the Author: Phil Andrews. Volume 1: Education and Training for the Oil and Gas Industry: Case Studies in Partnership and Collaboration highlights, for the first time, 8 powerful case studies in which universities, colleges and training providers are working with oil companies to produce capable, competent people. This essential companion in our series illustrates not only the carefully researched details of the partnerships and collaborative activities, but also offers commentary on each of the cases from Getenergy’s decade of experience in uniting universities, colleges, training providers and the upstream oil and gas industry on a global basis. Edited by Getenergy’s Executive Team which—for more than a decade—has uniquely specialized in mapping and connecting the world of academia and learning with the upstream oil and gas industry through events and workshops around the globe. Detailed research into the key facts surrounding each case with analysis to enable readers to quickly and effectively extract the lessons and apply to a variety of challenges in building oil/gas workforce capacity. Highlights the business lessons for universities, colleges and training providers from collaborative working to support skills projects for major companies where demand is greatest. Includes full colour images and partnership diagrams’ to underscore key concepts Offers a unified and universal case study rating mechanism in which readers can participate on-line to be part of this important and varied community.

Challenges To Mdg Achievement In Low Income Countries Lessons From Ghana And Honduras

Author: Maurizio Bussolo
Publisher: World Bank Publications
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Challenges To Mdg Achievement In Low Income Countries Lessons From Ghana And Honduras from the Author: Maurizio Bussolo. This paper summarizes the policy lessons from applications of the Maquette for MDG Simulations (MAMS) model to two low income countries: Ghana and Honduras. Results show that costs of MDGs achievement could reach 10-13 percent of GDP by 2015, although, given the observed low productivity in the provision of social services, significant savings may be realized by improving efficiency. Sources of financing also matter: foreign aid inflows can reduce international competitiveness through real exchange appreciation, while domestic financing can crowd out the private sector and slow poverty reduction. Spending a large share of a fixed budget on growth-enhancing infrastructure may mean sacrificing some human development, even if higher growth is usually associated with lower costs of social services. The pursuit of MDGs increases demand for skills: while this encourages higher educational attainments, in the short term this could lead to increased income inequality and a lower poverty elasticity of growth.

Linking Education Policy To Labor Market Outcomes

Author: Tazeen Fasih
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821375099
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Linking Education Policy To Labor Market Outcomes from the Author: Tazeen Fasih. 'Linking Education Policy to Labor Market Outcomes' examines current research and new evidence from Ghana and Pakistan—representative of two of the poorest regions of the world—to assess how education can increase income and help people move out of poverty.This study indicates that in addition to early investments in cognitive and noncognitive skills—which produce a high return and lower the cost of later educational investment by making learning at later ages more efficient—quality, efficiency, and linkages to the broader macro-economic context also matter. Education and relevant skills are still the key determinants of good labor market outcomes for individuals. However, education policies aimed at improving skills will have a limited effect on the incomes of that skilled workforce or on the performance of a national economy if other policies that increase the demand for these skills are not in place.For education to contribute to national economic growth, policies should aim at improving the quality of education by spending efficiently and by adapting the basic and postbasic curricula to develop the skills increasingly demanded on the global labor market, including critical thinking, problem solving, social behavior, and information technology.

The Economy Of Ghana

Author: Ernest Aryeetey
Publisher: James Currey Ltd
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The Economy Of Ghana from the Author: Ernest Aryeetey. Analysis of the direction in which Ghana's policy makers will need to steer the economy for Ghana to fulfil the promise of its independence over 50 years ago.