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ERIC Number: ED461767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 146
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Best Practice Compass to Workforce Development: A Study. A Toolkit for Policymakers, Donors, Governments, NGOs and Practitioners.
Aring, Monika; Corbitt, Cathleen
This document, which is part of a toolkit for policymakers, donors, governments, nongovernmental organizations, and practitioners, presents the results of case studies of a group of 30 workforce development programs that were selected (during a 2-day workshop by a panel of 14 experts) as representing a balance among geographic regions served and as having general applicability to the types of situations faced by experts from the U.S. Agency for International Development. Section 1 provides information on the study and the toolkit that emerged from it. Section 2 explores the definition, challenge, and importance of workforce development. Section 3 identifies trends in workforce development investments and the common implementation issues faced by workforce development initiatives worldwide. Section 4 draws on lessons learned from the case studies and the literature review and analyzes what works in workforce development projects. Section 5 discusses the task of measuring the benefits of workforce development. Section 6 summarizes the preceding sections. (Contains 11 endnotes and 36 references. The following are among the items appended: a case-by-case comparison of pressures and trends affecting workforce development; a list of workshop participants; a workshop summary; meta contextual and guiding principles; the case criteria sheet for nominees; and nominations for possible workforce development case studies.) (MN)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Center for Human Capacity Development.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia; United States