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Strategic reform road-map for the technical and vocational education and training sector in west Bengal
World Bank 2013
The focus of this report is human development and skills development in West Bengal, in the context of economic growth. The current status of skills development are presented, along with potential ways align the production of skills a...
Shifting understandings of skills in South Africa: overcoming the historical imprint of a low skills regime
Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa 2004
This ebook attempts to examine what is understood by the term skill in the South African context. It does so in relation to how skill and skills are being employed in contemporary policies and practices within South Africa. It affirms...
Better skills, better jobs, better lives – highlights of the OECD skills strategy
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2012
The OECD has developed a global skills strategy that helps countries identify the strengths and weaknesses of their national skills systems, benchmark them internationally, and develop policies that can transform better skills into be...
Engaging the private sector in skills development
M. Dunbar / Health and Education Advice and Resource Team 2013
This report aims to provide an understanding of the role of the private sector in skills development, both as employers and as skills providers. The objective was to find potential opportunities to support private sector integration i...
Eight proposals for a strengthened focus on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the Education for All (EFA) agenda
K. King / UNESCO Library 2011
This paper presents eight proposals that are based on several bodies of work on skills development. They aim to incorporate the detail of the discussion on skills development, some new ways of thinking about the topic, some priority a...
TVET for a green economy
K. Mertineit / Bundesministerium fur wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung 2013
Through environmental protection, the green economy offers opportunities for more economic growth, increased prosperity and social justice. Environmental protection, economic growth and poverty reduction can go hand in hand. TVET is c...
Trends in global higher education: tracking an academic revolution
P.G. Altbach; L. Reisberg; L.E. Rumbley / UNESCO Institute for Statistics 2009
This report is especially devoted to examining the changes that have taken place since the 1998 UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education. While many trends included in this report were discussed in 1998, they have intensified in th...
The rationale for higher education investments
J.J. Brunner / OECD Development Centre 2013
This working paper contributes to the debate around the financing of higher education and calls for a fair distribution of the costs of higher education between the private sector (including students and their families) and the public...
Reforming higher education: access, equity, and financing in Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Tunisia
K. Gyimah-Brempong; P. Ondiege / World Economic Forum 2011
This chapter in the 2011 Africa Competitiveness Report analyses systems of higher education in Africa using five African countries— Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Tunisia— as case studies. Specifically, ...
Higher education and economic growth in Africa (2006)
K. Gyimah-Brempong; O. Paddison; W. Mitiku / Journal of Development Studies 2006
This paper uses panel data over the 1960–2000 period, a modified neoclassical growth equation, and a dynamic panel estimator to investigate the effect of higher education human capital on economic growth in African countries. ...
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Trends in global higher education: tracking an academic revolution
P.G. Altbach; L. Reisberg; L.E. Rumbley / UNESCO Institute for Statistics 2009
This report is especially devoted to examining the changes that have taken place since the 1998 UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education. While many trends included in this report were discussed in 1998, they have intensified in th...
The rationale for higher education investments
J.J. Brunner / OECD Development Centre 2013
This working paper contributes to the debate around the financing of higher education and calls for a fair distribution of the costs of higher education between the private sector (including students and their families) and the public...
Reforming higher education: access, equity, and financing in Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Tunisia
K. Gyimah-Brempong; P. Ondiege / World Economic Forum 2011
This chapter in the 2011 Africa Competitiveness Report analyses systems of higher education in Africa using five African countries— Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Tunisia— as case studies. Specifically, ...
Higher education and economic growth in Africa (2006)
K. Gyimah-Brempong; O. Paddison; W. Mitiku / Journal of Development Studies 2006
This paper uses panel data over the 1960–2000 period, a modified neoclassical growth equation, and a dynamic panel estimator to investigate the effect of higher education human capital on economic growth in African countries. ...
Higher education and economic development in Africa
D. Bloom; D. Canning; K. Chan / World Bank 2006
This paper challenges beliefs in the international development community that tertiary education has little role in promoting poverty alleviation. It reviews evidence about the impact that tertiary education can have on economic growt...
Universities and economic development in Africa
N. Cloete / Centre for Higher Education Transformation 2001
This study attempts to address the gaps in research on the characteristics and dynamics of the relationship between higher education and development, and the contextual and institutional factors that facilitate or inhibit these relati...
Costs of basic services in Kerala, 2007: education, health, childbirth and finance (loans)
K. C. Zachariah; R. S. Irudaya / Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India 2008
This Working Paper focuses on the pattern and costs of services in four areas, which critically affect most households in Kerala. The major concerns of this Working Paper include answers to questions such as: How much d...
Pedagogy for development: some reflections on method
C Harris / Institute of Development Studies UK 2007
An increasing emphasis on learning as engine of change has led to the evolution of new informal approaches to education. By means of a presentation of a case study of a rural development project in southern Tajikistan implemented by a...
Higher education, research and innovation: charting the course of the changing dynamics of the knowledge society
V.L. Meek (ed); U. Teichler (ed); M. Kearney (ed) / UNESDOC: Online UNESCO documents 2009
This present research report provides a synthesis of the main findings of the UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge, from its establishment in 2001 to the conclusion of its activities under Phase 1 in 2009 Ov...
Knowledge and education as international commodities: the collapse of the common good
P.G. Altbach 2002
This article examines the commodification of education, and it’s positive and negative implications for how we think about schooling and the university, the ownership and transmission of knowledge, and the role of...
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Centre for Development Studies, University of the South Pacific (USP), Suva, Fiji (CDS)
The Centre for Development Studies (CDS) at University of the South Pacific, aims to seek to understand the complex processes of social, economic, cultural and political change in the South Pacific region. The Centre examines how local communities and island states are affected by globalization and regional integration. Activities of the institute covering change and development include: po...
University of San Andrés, Argentina
The University of San Andrés is rooted in the Western Academic tradition. It has five faculties: Business administration Economics Humanities Maths and Science Education The university offers a small number of postgraduate programmes. The website is mostly in Spanish, and contains more details of programmes offered, faculty information and research information. It also co...
American Council on Education (AceNet)
ACE, the major coordinating body for all US higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. Research topics include Distance Learning and Access.
Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University, Hong Kong
The Southeast Asia Research Centre (SEARC) based within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong focuses on the study of contemporary Southeast Asia. The Centre promotes the study of Southeast Asia in Hong Kong and also aims to establish links with international researchers and institutions studying Southeast Asia. The Centre’s core research theme is ‘Re...
E-learning, Development Gateway
This page aims to become a resource of information, dialogue, problem solving and community building around the topic of e-learning. In the context of E-Learning in developing countries, they provide broad coverage on: primary education secondary education higher/post-secondary education corporate/business policy and strategy technology general information
Asia Pacific Regional Technology Centre, Thailand (APRTC)
The Asia Pacific Regional Technology Centre (APRTC) is an independent, non-profit, corporation dedicated to improving the welfare and knowledge of developing country farmers and the promotion of sustainable agricultural practices. A priority activity of APRTC is agLe@rn, an distance learning programme targeting the continuing educational needs of agricultural educators and other professionals wh...
University of South Africa, South Africa (UNISA)
The University of South Africa is located in Pretoria. UNISA is a premier distance learning institution in Africa, seeking to move beyond the traditional role of distance education, attempting to pioneer this method as the preferred choice of learning. UNISA's vision is to become the distance-education hub for Africa. The University provides a wide range of undergraduate and , postgraduate cours...
Knowledge Economy Node, Development Gateway
This site is designed to raise the issues related to developing countries’ transition to the knowledge based economy. As with other gateway nodes it invites users to share web-sites or files of interest and facilitates discussion around the key issues. The site uses the following four pillars as a framework for organizing discussion pertaining to knowledge economy: Economic and institution...
School of Education, Stanford University
Undertakes cross-disciplinary inquiries that inform educational practices, their conceptual underpinnings, and the professions that serve the enterprise.
Asia and the Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID)
Promotes regional co-operation by forming a network of institutions, called Associated Centres, across the region to facilitate educational innovations and, thus, assist Member States build national capacities according to the self-perceived needs of the countries themselves. Associated Centres join APEID to contribute to, and to benefit from, the exchanges of insights, skills and expertise promot...
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