While Italy has made major progress in the past decade to up-skill its population
and workers, further efforts are needed to improve access to good quality adult learning
opportunities. Training funds represent one important tool through which Italy could
face the pressures brought about by the mega-trends, and equip adults and workers
with the skills needed to thrive in the labour market and society. This report analyses
how training funds are designed, used, and monitored, and provides actionable policy
recommendations to ensure that they are put to their most effective use.