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Getting Skills Right: Good Practice in Adapting to Changing Skill Needs

A Perspective on France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and the United Kingdom

In series:Getting Skills Rightview more titles

Published on December 06, 2017

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This report identifies effective strategies to tackle skills imbalances, based on five country-specific policy notes for France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and the United Kingdom. It provides a comparative assessment of practices and policies in the following areas: the collection and use of information on skill needs to foster a better alignment of skills acquisitions with labour market needs; the design of education and training systems and their responsiveness to changing skill needs; the re-training of unemployed individuals; and the improvement of skills use and skills matching in the labour market. The assessment is based on country visits, desk research and data analysis conducted by the OECD secretariat in the five countries reviewed. Examples of good practice from other countries are also discussed.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Executive summary
Drivers of skills demand and supply
Evidence from the Skills for Jobs Database and the state of skill imbalances today
How countries assess skill imbalances
Policies to reduce skill imbalances
Best practices in the design of policies to reduce skill imbalances
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