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Skills, Not Just Diplomas: Managing Education for Results in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

— theme: Productivity and skills
— country: Central Asia, Other Regions
— type: Reports

The World Bank - 2012. "The countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA) are currently emerging from the deepest recession suffered by any developing region. Earlier boom years in the ECA region exposed significant bottlenecks to growth, particularly with respect to the skills of the labor force. Paradoxically, for a region with relatively high and expanding educational attainment (as measured by the number of years of completed schooling) and relatively high-quality education in the early years of schooling, a shortage of worker skills has emerged as one of the most important constraints to firm expansion. This book seeks to answer the following questions: Why do ECA firms increasingly complain that they cannot find graduates with the right skills? What can ECA countries do to close the skills gap?" (overview)

Author/Editor
Lars Sondergaard and Mamta Murthi with Dina Abu-Ghaida, Christian Bodewig, and Jan Rutkowski
Publishing Year
2012
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