Skills are central to Mexico’s future prosperity and the well-being of its people.
Improving opportunities for all Mexicans to develop high quality and relevant skills
and supporting employers to improve their human resources management can help Mexico
to raise productivity levels and, by extension, the incentives for employers to hire
individuals in the formal sector. Fostering better and more equitable skills outcomes,
especially for women and youth, will also provide the foundation for building a healthier,
more equitable, and more cohesive society.
The OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report: Mexico sets out eight skills challenges
for Mexico. These challenges were identified through two interactive workshops with
stakeholders, bilateral meetings, internal discussions with experts at the OECD, and
analysis of documents and data produced by the OECD and other organisations. The first
six challenges refer to specific outcomes across the three pillars of developing,
activating and using skills. The next two challenges refer to the “enabling” conditions
that strengthen the overall skills system. Success in tackling these skills challenges
will boost performance across the whole skills system.