The world of work is changing. Digitalisation, deepening globalisation and population
ageing are having a profound impact on the type and quality of jobs that are available
and the skills required to perform them. To what extent individuals, firms and economies
can harness the benefits of these changes critically depends on the readiness of adult
learning systems to help people develop relevant skills for this changing world of
work. In Brazil, the speed of population ageing is projected to be significantly faster
than what has been experienced by most developed economies. At the same time, increasing
integration into the global economy will create new opportunities and propel growth.
But it will also affect the content of exports and the stage at which Brazil contributes
for Global Value Chains (GVCs). Profound changes in the economy are to be expected
in the coming decades. As these changes have not yet fully materialised, Brazilian
policy makers have a window of opportunity to prepare for the transformations ahead.
This report aims at providing policy recommendations, based on best practices internationally,
to prepare the Brazilian adult learning system so that it is ready to support people
in acquiring the relevant skills for the future.