Skills, second chance learning and economic growth

A review of the available evidence on second chance education programmes and the role of skills for economic growth in emerging economies

Abstract

This report aims to answer the following research questions:

  • What kind of second chance learning programmes are there to help individuals catch up?

  • What is the evidence of the second chance learning programmes’ impact?

  • To what extent are skills a (key) driver of economic growth and job creation in emerging economies in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa?

The authors have conducted a literature review of the evidence on the effectiveness of second chance learning and skills programmes across the Department for International Development’s partner countries. The review includes discussions of the impact that inadequate skills have on constraining economic growth and job creation in emerging economies. It also discusses the value for money of second chance learning and skills development programmes. The authors give examples of programmes that have achieved favourable cost-benefit evaluations

Citation

Durazzi, N.; Klingler-Vidra, R. Skills, second chance learning and economic growth: a review of the available evidence on second chance education programmes and the role of skills for economic growth in emerging economies. EPS PEAKS, UK (2014) 33p

Skills, second chance learning and economic growth

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