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Workforce
Development

Focuses on the effectiveness of education and training systems in generating skills demanded by employers and on the availability of channels for employers to articulate and communicate their skills needs.

Assesses the policies and practices of government and non-government entities that affect the supply of and demand for skills.

PROCESS

Collect
Information

Classify
and Analyze

Share
Knowledge

TOOLS AND RESOURCES

POLICY GOALS

Three functional dimensions have been identified as crucial in well performing workforce development systems: Strategic Framework, System Oversight and Service Delivery. They underscore nine policy goals:

1

Setting a strategic direction

2

Prioritizing a demand-led approach

3

Strengthening critical coordination

4

Ensuring efficiency and equity in funding

5

Assuring relevant and reliable standards for quality

6

Diversifying the pathways for skills acquisition

7

Enabling diversity and excellence in training provision

8

Fostering relevance in public training programs

9

Enhancing evidence-based accountability for results

OUTCOMES

SABER-WfD helps countries benefit from other nations’ experiences in their quest for better results when designing workforce development policies and institutions. The tools aid countries in analyzing their education systems through continued and inclusive policy dialogue by involving system stakeholders early in data collection and validation. This enhances ownership of post-assessment reforms and allows new relationships to be forged among stakeholders.