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Degree Structures and The Harmonisation of Higher Education in the ASEAN Region: SHARE Policy Brief 4

contributed by Administrator — Mar 02, 2017 07:30 PM

Author: SHARE
Publishing Date:  2017
Category: Policy

SHARE Project - 2017. This Policy Brief is by the EU Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (SHARE) programme, a four-year initiative by EU and ASEAN to support harmonisation and raise the quality of higher education (HE) systems in Southeast Asia. The brief presents an overview of higher education degree structures in the ASEAN region, and explores implications of them with regard to student mobility and regional harmonisation efforts.

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The Recognition of Skills in the Asia Pacific Region

contributed by Raymond Grannall — Oct 18, 2009 06:32 PM

Author: Dr Robyn Iredale, MATES Consulting Pty Ltd Sydney, Australia robyn.iredale@anu.edu.au/ILO ROAP
Publishing Date:  2009
Category: Research

The focus of this paper is on the movement of skilled migrants as independent workers, not as part of the mobile workforce of large companies. The paper includes all forms of skilled mobility in the Asia Pacific region: permanent migration, temporary migration and trade in services (GATS Mode 4 Movement of Natural Persons). It also includes flows into and out of the region that throw light on the issue of skills recognition.

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Online discussion forum background note: Regional Model Competency Standards (RMCS) for mutual skills recognition

contributed by Belinda Smith — Feb 14, 2011 03:18 PM

Author: Belinda Smith
Publishing Date:  2011
Category: CoP Product

This document provides background information for the online discussion forum on Regional Model Competency Standards (RMCS) for Skills Recognition which will be held from 17 February - 4 March.

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An Introductory Guide to National Qualifications Frameworks: Conceptual and Practical Issues for Policy Makers

contributed by Raymond Grannall — Jul 30, 2009 02:47 PM

Author: Author: Ron Tuck/ILO
Publishing Date:  2007
Category: Policy

This guide assists policy makers in making informed judgments as to whether and how they can pursue the development of an NQF in meeting the specific needs of their training systems. Links to report, summmary report and presentation commissioned by SKILLS-AP are also attached.

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Qualification Frameworks in Asia and the Pacific

contributed by Raymond Grannall — Jul 28, 2009 01:59 PM

Author: Author: David Lythe/ILO
Publishing Date:  2009
Category: Research

This draft publication describes some of the different qualification models used in the Asia Pacific. This also includes a presentation made at a IMT-GT meeting in Songkhla, Thailand.

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Guidelines for recognizing the skills of returning migrant workers

contributed by g10bkkrcomm@ilo.org — Mar 21, 2011 11:05 AM

Author: ILO
Publishing Date:  2010
Category:  Not Specified.

This document contains guidelines and proposals for establishing a process to recognize the skills of returning migrant workers. The guidelines were discussed during a regional workshop in Bangkok on 15-16 September 2010. They fill a particular gap in the skills recognition research and policy work for returning migrant workers.

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Skills and Employability Network: Consolidated Response for the discussion on the role of Regional Model Competency Standards (RMCS) in the Region

contributed by Pornbhajara Attawiparkpaisan — Jun 14, 2011 10:42 AM

Author: Skills and Employability Network
Publishing Date:  2011
Category: CoP Product

The role of Regional Model Competency Standards (RMCS) in the Region. 17 February - 4 March 2011

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Reinventing Mutual Recognition Arrangements: Lessons from International Experience and Insights for the ASEAN Region

contributed by Administrator — Jul 12, 2019 02:16 PM

Author: Dovelyn Rannveig Mendoza, Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Maria Vincenza Desiderio, Brian Salant, Kate Hooper, and Taylor Elwood
Publishing Date:  2017
Category: Project and Programme

Mutual recognition arrangements (MRAs) are not new. For more than 100 years now, governments and nonstate actors have signed MRAs in an effort to provide a uniform and transparent way of recognizing the qualifications of foreign workers. MRAs are thus important international instruments, yet their scope and use have been rather limited. A Migration Policy Institute (MPI) analysis of data collated by the World Trade Organization (WTO) suggests that most MRAs recognize only diplomas and include very few developing countries as signatories. Moreover, since the 1980s, there has been a noticeable decline in the number of MRAs signed. Indeed, it could be argued that MRAs are essentially 20th-century arrangements, and that their relevance today depends on whether they can adapt to the demands of an ever-changing international labor market.

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Regional Model Competency Standards: Garment work

contributed by Administrator — Sep 29, 2016 01:56 AM

Author: ILO Regional Skills Programme for Asia and the Pacific
Publishing Date:  2016
Category: Training Material

ILO - 2016. These Regional Model Competency Standards for garment work have been developed by the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. They constitute a set of benchmarks that define the skills, knowledge and attributes required to perform a work role in garment work. These standards are primarily used to develop and implement training, to assess the outcomes of training, and to assess the level of a person’s existing skills and competencies.

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Updated guidelines for development of Regional Model Competency Standards

contributed by Administrator — Jul 06, 2016 01:10 AM

Author: ILO Regional Skills Programme for the Asia and the Pacific
Publishing Date:  2016
Category: Training Material

ILO - 2016. These guidelines inform the process used to develop competency standards, from selecting industry or sector to writing and validating the competency standards. They describe good practice in developing RMCS. The guidelines include information on the purpose of competency standards, the process used to develop such standards, and approaches to assessment.

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The Long Road Head: Status report on the implementation of the ASEAN MRA on Professional Services

contributed by Administrator — Jul 11, 2019 10:03 PM

Author: Dovelyn Rannveig Mendoza and Guntur Sugiyarto
Publishing Date:  2017
Category: Policy

Nearly a decade ago, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) in seven occupations (accountancy, architecture, dentistry, engineering, medicine, nursing, and tourism) as well as a Framework Arrangement on Mutual Recognition in surveying,2 designed to facilitate professional mobility within the region. MRAs are not easy to operationalize, however. ASEAN Member States face a new set of challenges in moving from the negotiation to the implementation stage.

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Assessment of the readiness of ASEAN Member States for implementation of the commitment to the free flow of skilled labour within the ASEAN Economic Community from 2015

contributed by Administrator — Sep 30, 2014 12:13 PM

Author: ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, ASEAN Triangle project
Publishing Date:  2014
Category: Research

ILO - 2014. This report, prepared under the ILO ASEAN TRIANGLE Project, assesses activities in ASEAN countries related to the mutual recognition agreements and core competencies developed for job/occupations in priority sectors, in preparation for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). The study analyses current systems in place and identifies issues and challenges with respect to implementing the AEC goals on recognizing the skills of migrant workers.

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Regional Skills Technical Working Group Meeting - country presentations by Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam

contributed by Administrator — May 09, 2016 02:58 AM

Author: various
Publishing Date:  2016
Category: Project and Programme

ILO - 2016. The ILO Regional Skills Programme and ASEAN organized the Regional Skills Technical Working Group (RSTWG) meeting on 3-4 May 2016 in Bangkok. The meeting brought together Regional Skills Technical Working Group members who are the Skills Focal Points designated by the ASEAN Member States (AMS). During the meeting the participants discussed the progress and implementation of Action Plans on the mutual recognition of skills (MRS) and planned strategically on the way forward. Here you can find the country presentations by Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.

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From Pakistan to the Gulf region : an analysis of links between labour markets, skills and the migrant cycle

contributed by Administrator — Oct 19, 2016 04:45 PM

Author: Ghayur, Sabur
Publishing Date:  2016
Category: Policy

ILO - 2016. Despite the substantial benefits generated by the migration flow between Pakistan-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) migration flow, many challenges remain to ensure a fairer distribution of the profits. Much has been written on the abuses of migrant workers throughout the migration cycle, but less is known about labour demand, its relationship to skills and the impact of the recruitment process on these aspects. Lack of information regarding qualifications, skills, wages and how demand will evolve inhibits informed decision-making by public and private institutions as well as by migrant workers. This results in lost opportunities or mistakes with training investment in both source and recipient countries. Additionally, there is no system of mutual recognition of educational attainment and acquired skills based on comparable standards for low-skilled or semi-skilled occupations. This report addresses some of these issues, with a special focus on the role of skills in Pakistan, including skills training, certification, skills matching and recruitment practices. The report is a complement to Labour Market Trends Analysis and Labour Migration from South Asia to Gulf Cooperation Council Countries, Malaysia and India published in June 2015 by the GIZ and the ILO.

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Regional Model Competency Standards: Agriculture and aquaculture

contributed by Administrator — Sep 09, 2016 03:41 PM

Author: ILO Regional Skills Programme for Asia and the Pacific
Publishing Date:  2016
Category: Training Material

ILO - 2016. These Regional Model Competency Standards for agriculture and aquaculture have been developed by the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. They constitute a set of benchmarks that define the skills, knowledge and attributes required to perform a work role in the field of agriculture and aquaculture.

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Understanding the potential impact of skills recognition systems on labour markets: Research report

contributed by Administrator — Oct 15, 2016 09:22 PM

Author: Braňka, Jiří
Publishing Date:  2016
Category: Research

ILO - 2016. This research report analyses the labour market impact of skills recognition systems, in particular, in matching skills and jobs. It provides a comprehensive literature review and analysis of 17 case studies, and identifies five most difficult challenges for skills recognition systems: understanding needs; identifying and involving stakeholders; providing quality and accessible services; communicating and building awareness and participation; and monitoring and evaluating the outputs and impact of recognition activities.

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Roadmap on the Steps for the Pilot MRS Implementation – presentation

contributed by Administrator — Jul 11, 2019 09:33 PM

Author: International Labour Organization
Publishing Date:  2019
Category: Policy

Presentation on the steps for the pilot Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) implementation

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Open Windows, Closed Doors: MRA on Professional Services in the ASEAN Region

contributed by Administrator — Jul 11, 2019 09:48 PM

Author: Dovelyn Rannveig Mendoza, Maria Vincenza Desiderio, Guntur Sugiyarto, and Brian Salant
Publishing Date:  2016
Category: Policy

Between 2003 and 2014, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) in the tourism sector and in six regulated occupations: accountancy, architecture, dentistry, engineering, medicine, and nursing. A further arrangement, in the surveying field, is being developed but is still in the frameworkstage. By jointly setting standardized rules for mutual recognition and renouncing, in part or in full, their national discretion to assess foreign qualifications, ASEAN Member States have potentially made it easier for professionals to have their qualifications recognized across the region. If fully implemented, the MRAs would also directly support the ASEAN goal of facilitating skill mobility.

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