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Below you can find a selection of UNESCO publications that are relevant in the context of TVET. For the full catalogue, please use the UNESCO Digital library.


Inter-Agency Group on TVET Newsletter - November 2021

The Inter-Agency Group on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (IAG-TVET) was convened by UNESCO in 2008 to ensure a good coordination of activities by the key international organizations involved in the delivery of policy advice, programm ...

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Reimagining our futures together: A new social contract for education

Our humanity and planet Earth are under threat. The pandemic has only served to prove our fragility and our interconnectedness. Now urgent action, taken together, is needed to change course and reimagine our futures. This report by the International ...

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UNESCO Strategy for TVET (2022-2029): Transforming TVET for successful and just transitions

Discussion document
UNESCO, as the lead UN agency in education, science, culture, and communication and information, should drive the global TVET agenda. The new Strategy will seek to generate a global momentum for TVET, contributing to the post-COVID-19 social and econ ...

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When schools shut: Gendered impacts of COVID-19 school closures

This UNESCO global study exposes failure to factor in gender in COVID-19 education responses and widening gaps in access to quality education following school closures. Citing some 90 countries, the study shows that despite governments' and partn ...

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Skills forecasting in the South Mediterranean region

Approaches and lessons learned from pilot projects
South Mediterranean countries are facing high youth unemployment and are concerned about structural imbalances in their labour markets. They have expressed increasing interest in developing evidence-based employment policies in order to tackle the st ...

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Investing in Career Guidance

Revised Edition 2021
In December 2019, six international organizations came together to publish a first booklet on the importance of investing in career guidance. The joint effort reflected the fact that the need for guidance had increased sharply with people staying in ...

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Actions to Foster Expansion of Quality Work-Based Learning Programmes for Young People in the South Mediterranean Region

Policy Guidelines
This report aims to inform policymakers and practitioners in the Arab region and other countries and agencies supporting the development of TVET about what steps might be taken by the government, social partnerships, TVET training institutions, priva ...

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Improving Work-Based Learning (WBL) Programmes for Young People in the South Mediterranean Region

Regional Guidelines
This set of practical guidelines aims to inform policymakers, social partners and practitioners in the Southern Mediterranean countries about organizing, implementing, managing, and evaluating effective work-based learning (WBL) programs for young pe ...

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Inter-Agency Group on TVET Newsletter - June 2021

The Inter-Agency Group on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (IAG-TVET) was convened by UNESCO in 2008 to ensure a good coordination of activities by the key international organizations involved in the delivery of policy advice, programm ...

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Skilling, upskilling and reskilling of employees, apprentices & interns during the COVID-19 pandemic

Findings from a global survey of enterprises
The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously disrupted the skilling, upskilling and reskilling of employees, apprentices and interns in all types of enterprises and organizations around the world. To assess the impact of the pandemic, a global online survey o ...

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Perspectives on policy and practice. Tapping into the potential of big data for skills policy

This publication has been prepared by the Inter-Agency Group on Technical and Vocational Education and Training on skills mismatch in digitized labour markets, to support experts and policymakers who wish to engage in discussion on the potential of w ...

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Case study on Finnish TVET: a resilient model of training during COVID-19

This case study examines how technical and vocational education and training (TVET) was organized during the state of emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Finland. The disruption accentuated the importance of flexibility within the education ...

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Skills development in the time of COVID-19

Taking stock of the initial responses in technical and vocational education and training
This report is based on the findings of an interagency survey on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and skills development in the time of COVID-19. The online survey, which was targeted at TVET providers, policymakers and social p ...

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Education for sustainable development: A roadmap

This roadmap sets out the urgent challenges facing the planet and explores the next step UNESCO is taking in responding to them through education with detail on new emphases and actions. In order to build a follow-up to the Global Action Programme (G ...

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Competency-based approach to technical and vocational education and training in Africa

Study based on seven African countries: Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, and South Africa. Synthesis Report.
IIEP-UNESCO Dakar and the IFEF have carried out a joint study on contextualizing and adapting the competency-based approach (CBA) in 7 African countries: South Africa, Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, and Senegal.This study has ...

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L’éducation au développement durable: feuille de route

La présente feuille de route énonce les défis urgents auxquels la planète est confrontée et souligne mise en œuvre du cadre « L’éducation en vue du développement durable : vers la réalisation des ODD (L’EDD pour 2030) » qui a été ado ...

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Shanghai Update 11

November 2020
The eleventh issue of the Shanghai Update newsletter focuses on UNESCO's response to ensure continuity of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights the challenges that TVET teachers and learners have faced in moving to online learning.

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Policy brief: using digital credentials to keep the promises of TVET; Technical and Vocational Education and Training

Today, opportunities abound for greater use of technology in assessment and credentialing to enhance the impact of TVET on economic and social development programmes. In the past, it has often been observed that the impact of TVET on social and econo ...

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UNESCO Recommendation concerning Technical and Vocational Education and Training (2015). Results of the First Consultation of Member States conducted in 2019 on the Implementation of the Recommendation

In 2018–2019, UNESCO launched the first consultation of the 2015 TVET Recommendation, covering the period 2015–2019 (UNESCO, 2018). Member States were invited to report on the steps taken during this period to implement the Recommendation’s ...

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Quality assurance and recognition of distance higher education and TVET

UNESCO COVID-19 Education Response. Education Sector issue notes Issue noten°5.1–June 2020
Following the COVID-19 outbreaks, Institutions of Higher Education and TVET had to close and figure out how to continue providing their educational programmes to the students. This brought to light a set of challenges. These challenges are: lack of t ...

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Global Education Monitoring Report 2020

Inclusion and education: All means all
The 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report looks at social, economic and cultural mechanisms that discriminate against disadvantaged children, youth and adults, keeping them out of education or marginalized in it. Spurred by their commitment to fulf ...

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UNESCO COVID 19 Education Response - TVET systems and labour markets

The COVID-19 pandemic is severely affecting technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems and labour markets. This issue note gives an overview of the challenges faced and some practical tips for designing policy interventions.

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Shanghai Update 10

November 2019
The tenth issue of the Shanghai Update newsletter puts in focus the reporting on UNESCO's TVET Recommendation concerning TVET (2015) as well as the Youth Employment in the Mediterranean project. It also includes an interview with Shyamal Majumdar, pr ...

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Global inventory of regional and national qualifications frameworks 2019 - Volume II

National and regional cases
The fourth edition of the Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications Frameworks gathers knowledge and insights from a range of contexts in which regional and national qualifications frameworks operate. In continuing this observatory fun ...

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Guidelines on the development of open educational resources policies

UNESCO and the Commonwealth of Learning have been working directly with governmental agencies and institutions to support the development of national and institutional OER policies. This publication is the culmination of this. It is meant to be refer ...

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