This research paper is based upon the two reports from a research
project undertaken by The Staff College for the Overseas Development
Administration (ODA) in 1994-95. The project examined ways in which
labour market signals and indicators are being and might be used to
identify needs which might be met through national vocational and
technical education and training (TVET) systems.
The paper comprises an initial literature review (Chapter 2), followed
by a review of the methodology employed in four national case studies:
Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Zimbabwe and Cambodia (Chapter 3) and those case
studies (Chapter 4). A summary of their key findings in (Chapter 5) is
followed by some key lessons from the research (Chapter 6), and some
conclusions on ways in which labour market signals and indicators might
be used more effectively to improve the effectiveness of technical and
vocational education and training systems. Appendices provide an
overview of recent developments in the United Kingdom (using the
Training & Enterprise Councils as vehicles for economic regeneration
linking training providers and the employment market), as well as
details of the research approaches.
Educational Paper No. 15, DFID, London, UK, ISBN 0 902500 70 8, 107 pp.
Labour market signals and indicators