Vocational Education and Employment

IDE Research Bulletin

March 2019

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Background and Objective
Vocational training has become an important policy agenda for poverty reduction with expectation of assisting employment for the poor and young. While policy has been enhanced in many developing countries, few studies have investigated performance of vocational training, in particular training in a part of the education system. This project aims to demonstrate mechanisms that vocational education in low-income countries makes young people to be more employable through literature reviews and, investigate gender gaps in performance of the skills assessments in Ethiopia, given the recently introduced national skill certificates, which deliver signals of trainee’s skills to employers.