Sector reports - Further education and skills: Pakistan

 Sector reports - Further education and skills: Pakistan
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Publication Date:

February, 2015

Number of pages:

20

Type:

Downloadable PDF

Document ID:
PROD50668
 Sector reports - Further education and skills: Pakistan
 Sector reports - Further education and skills: Pakistan
 Sector reports - Further education and skills: Pakistan

Located at the crossroads of South Asia, Central Asia, China and the Middle East, Pakistan is at the hub of a regional market with a vast population, large and diverse resources, and untapped potential for trade. Faced with multiple challenges in the quest to meet its socioeconomic goals in a globalised economy, Pakistan’s government has emphasised skills training and development to help promote economic growth, competitiveness and employment. Globalisation places a premium on skill and an educated workforce enables a country to make optimal use of their labour force to support economic growth. If Pakistan is to compete effectively in a globalised world, it must strive to change its technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system from a supply-driven into a demand-driven one, and to build a skilled labour force that will help advance the country’s economic aspirations.

This special report presents an overview of government policy, reform efforts and the institutional framework for skills delivery, and examines the market size, structure, and the quality and scale of TVET services currently available in Pakistan. While providing perspective and insight into the country’s TVET system, the report also highlights the challenges and opportunities for international training providers, suppliers and educators in one of the world’s most populous countries.

Accelerating progress in human development remains the key foundation for sustained economic gains and the increasing proportion of Pakistan’s working-age inhabitants provides the country with a potential demographic dividend but also with the critical challenge to provide adequate services and increase employment.

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