South Asian countries are going through a very fast structural transformation where the young population is growing, leading to the challenge of how to train them to meet industry demands. While educational policies should focus on improving access to good quality education for all children to address poor and highly disparate learning outcomes, more efforts are also required to improve the readiness of graduates to satisfy the changing demands of today’s job market and compete in the global economy. Over the coming decades, South Asia will continue to provide a huge influx of workers to the global labor market; and the future of the South Asian and global economy hinges on these workers, and on whether they can upgrade their skills to meet changing demand.
|Title of host publication||Education in the Asia-Pacific Region|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Name||Education in the Asia-Pacific Region|
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