Lessons for developing countries from experience with technical and vocational education and training

Lessons for developing countries from experience with technical and vocational education and training

Globalisation and technological changes to economies necessitate enhancement of literacy education and training. This paper focuses on the draft national technical and vocational education and training (TVET) policy for Sierra Leone (DNTVET).

Enterprise and skills development, including the focus on youth employment, are emphasised. If Sierra Leone is to successfully make the transition to a middle-income country, successful skills development will be essential. Based on frontier research on the lessons learned from recent TVET reforms in other developing countries, this paper aims to inform the future comprehensive design and implementation of strategies for TVET in Sierra Leone. It suggests how to address future challenges and opportunities to ensure that the good performance of TVET reforms contribute to the promotion of sustainable growth through private sector development.