WHAT'S THE ISSUE?
Southeast Asia is confronted with significant skills and labour market challenges. The region is growing at a rapid pace, industry is becoming more diversified, and job requirements are demanding more complex and sophisticated skills.
A highly skilled labour force is increasingly important for economies to remain competitive and achieve sustainable growth. Effective skills strategies can play a significant role in helping national economies to adjust to changes in working practices, advances in technology, and challenges associated with globalisation.
ABOUT THE NETWORK
The aim of the OECD’s Southeast Asia Regional Policy Network on Education and Skills is to foster knowledge exchange in support of national growth and regional integration by encouraging a whole-of-government approach to the formation and implementation of skills policies.
The SEARPN on Education and Skills builds on the platform of the OECD’s Employment and Skills Strategies in Southeast Asia (ESSSA) initiative, which has been networking skills and labour ministries from ASEAN and OECD Member States since 2008.
12th Meeting of the OECD Southeast Asian Regional Policy Network on Education and Skills
30 November 2022
PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS
Towards a Skills Strategy for Southeast Asia: Skills for Post-COVID Recovery and Growth (2021)
Employment and Skills Strategies in Indonesia (2020)
The role of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in fostering inclusive growth at the local level in Southeast Asia (2018)
Employment and Skills Strategies in the Philippines (2017)
Building local responsiveness in employment and skills systems in Southeast Asia(2017)
11th edition: 24 November 2021, Virtual | Summary
10th edition: 21-22 November 2018, Lao PDR ｜ Summary
9th edition: 11-12 Oct. 2017, Viet Nam
8th edition: 11-12 Oct. 2016, Philippines
7th edition: 7-8 Oct. 2015, Cambodia
Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam and neighbouring economies such as China, India, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
The Network is open to local governments, employment services, training institutions, local and international development strategies.
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