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ERIC Number: ED480687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 199
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8213-5461-2
Financing Vocational Training in Sub-Saharan Africa. Africa Region Human Development Series.
Ziderman, Adrian
This document is part of the World Bank's comprehensive study of post-basic education and training in Sub-Sahara Africa and includes findings from three short field studies conducted in South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbawe in early 2001. Chapter titles are as follows: Executive Summary; Introduction; Conventional Patterns of Financing Training; Role of the State in Financing; Finance Flows: Three Scenarios; Development of National Training Funds; Training Levies; Finance Mechanisms: Augmenting Funding for Training; Funding Distribution: Transfer to Training Institutions; Enhancing Enterprise Training; Financing Informal Sector Training; Financing Mechanisms, Contributing Conclusions: Major Policy Messages. (The main objective of training policy was defined as follows: facilitating the development of effective, efficient, competitive, flexible, and responsive [demand-driven] training systems to meet national economic and social needs and the needs of individuals. The following were among the actions recommended in order to achieve this objective: (1) diversify sources of financing; (2) move toward increased cost sharing, with higher, more realistic training fees; (3) develop new funding diversification measures, including levies on enterprises; (4) decentralize control over public sector providers and increase institutional autonomy; (5) encourage private sector provision of training; and (6) replace arbitrary, ad hoc funding arrangements with objective formula funding related to inputs, outputs, and outcomes.) Twenty-five tables/figures are included. The bibliography lists 59 references. (MN)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Asia