Skills for improved productivity, employment growth and development [electronic resource] : fifth item on the agenda.

International Labour Conference Corporate Author
1st ed.
Geneva : International Labour Office, 2008.
Conference Name:
International Labour Conference (97th : 2008)
Report (International Labour Conference) ; 97th session, 5.
Report, 0074-6681 ; 97th session, 5
1 online resource (176 p.)
Industrial productivity.
International labor activities.
Career development.
Job creation.
Electronic books.
This report seeks to examine how, within a decent work perspective, countries can develop their skills base so as to increase both the quantity and the productivity of labour employed in the economy. It analyses how strategies to upgrade and enhance the relevance of skills training and to improve access to skills for more women and men can instead help countries move to a virtuous circle of higher productivity, employment and incomes growth, and development.This report also examines the challenges faced by countries at different levels of development and their policy options.
Title page; Copyright information; CONTENTS; Executive summary; Abbreviations and acronyms; Chapter 1. Productivity, employment, skills and development: The strategic issues; 1.1. Understanding productivity; 1.2. Productivity, employment and development; 1.3. Skills policies for a virtuous circle: Linking productivity, employment and development; Chapter 2. Connecting skills development to productivity and employment growth in developing and developed countries; 2.1. High-income OECD countries; 2.2. Countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
2.3. Developing countries in Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, the Arab States and Africa 2.4. Least developed countries; Chapter 3. Skills and productivity in the workplace and along value chains; 3.1. The sustainable enterprise: Competitiveness, productivity and skills development; 3.2. Enterprise value chains and clusters: Improving productivity and employment outcomes through skills development; 3.3. Training in high-performance workplaces; 3.4. Improving skills and productivity in small enterprises
3.5. How governments and the social partners can support enterprise-level training and skills development Chapter 4. Target groups; 4.1. Rural communities; 4.2. Disadvantaged youth; 4.3. Persons with disabilities; 4.4. Migrant workers; Chapter 5. Skills policies as drivers of development; 5.1. Capabilities, technology and information: A dynamic process; 5.2. Coordinating skills development policies with economic policies; Chapter 6. Skills policies responding to global drivers of change: Technology, trade and climate change
6.1. Building social capabilities to promote technological catching up 6.2. Maximizing the benefits and minimizing the costs of trade and investment; 6.3. Climate change; Main policy orientations arising out of the report; Suggested points for discussion; Bibliography
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