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Research Projects

FY 2015/2016 Research Topic: B-1-03
Skill Development for Youth in Africa

Outline

Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) has become an important policy initiative for reducing poverty and increasing employment among the poor and young people. African countries have substantially restructured and scaled up their TVET institutions to effectively support the development of skills which fit with the demand in the labor market. While policy has been enhanced, it is not based on a firm understanding of the skill development process, including the training in factories and informal workshops as well as vocational education. Focusing on cases in Ethiopia, Ghana and South Africa, this project fills the gap in existing knowledge and examines the role of TVET programs in skill development among African youth.

Period

April 2015 - March 2017

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] FUKUNISHI Takahiro
[ Co-researcher ] MACHIKITA Tomohiro
[ Co-researcher ] YAMADA Shoko (Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University)
[ Co-researcher ] TAKAHASHI Motoki (Professor, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University)
[ Co-researcher ] DEMACHI Kazue (Lecturer, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University)
[ Co-researcher ] SHIMAZU Yuki (Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University)

Publications

  • First year: Interim Report
  • Second year: IDE Research Bulletin