This briefing paper reviews available data on education, skills development, and productivity in the Arab region and tries to link these trends to labour market outcomes and development – disaggregating where data permits to be able to consider differences for women and men. It provides an international perspective by contrasting regional trends with those characterizing other parts of the world. It cites examples of skills development reform efforts from countries throughout the region. And it looks to recent international and tripartite discussions on skills development for relevant guidance to addressing the key policy challenges in the region.
Download: Skills for Employability of Workers and Productivity of Enterprises in Arab States (ILO 2008)