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Nurses listen during a training program to learn more about child and adolescent mental health in Monrovia, Liberia

TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) in the times of COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities

This blog was written by World Bank specialists: Margo Hoftijzer, Senior Economist in Education Global Practice; Victoria Levin, Economist in Education Global Practice and a co-Lead of the Skills Global Solutions Group; Indhira Santos, Senior Economist, Social Protection and Labor Global Practice, World Bank; and Michael Weber, Senior Economist – Jobs Diagnostics (Supply), Labor Regulations […]

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Schools, skills, and learning: The impact of COVID-19 on education

This blog was written by Simon Burgess, Professor of Economics and Hans Henrik Sievertsen, Lecturer and Economist, Department of Economics, University of Bristol. It was first published on the VOX website on 1 April 2020. The global lockdown of education institutions is going to cause major (and likely unequal) interruption in students’ learning; disruptions in […]

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Skills for Human Development

This blog was written by Simon McGrath and Lesley Joy Powell, authors of the new book, ‘Skills for Human Development: Transforming Vocational Education and Training’, published by Routledge. Simon McGrath is UNESCO Chair in International Education and Development at the University of Nottingham and Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, […]

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21st Century Skills: Upskilling for an Uncertain Future?

This blog was written by Dr Caine Rolleston, Senior Lecturer in education and international development at the University College London Institute of Education (UCL-IOE), and member of the UKFIET Executive Committee. The need for education systems to better orient themselves towards a fast-changing labour market and social world has, it would appear, never been more […]

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