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Skill needs anticipation: systems and approaches - analysis of stakeholder survey on skill needs assessment and anticipation

Examines approaches, systems and institutional frameworks for skills needs assessment and anticipation in 61 countries, drawing on a survey of government departments, trade union and employer organisations. Outlines the background to the study, survey content and coverage and the way in which countries were grouped. Discusses the key concepts and approaches to skills anticipation. Explores the implementation of skills anticipation and matching across the world, including national, sub-national and sectoral approaches. Looks at the use of skills assessments in policy making and the key obstacles and barriers. Outlines common patterns in relation to institutions, tools and governance. Provides conclusions and recommendations, including the need to build technical expertise in organisations undertaking skills assessments and those using them in policy development and implementation.


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