ERIC Number: ED480687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Financing Vocational Training in Sub-Saharan Africa. Africa Region Human Development Series.
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)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Comparative Analysis, Definitions, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Finance Reform, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Industrial Training, Informal Education, Policy Formation, Private Education, Public Education, Resource Allocation, Student Costs, Training, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Asia