This study is intended for home visiting program managers who want to understand the implementation challenges facing the workforce and learn how to overcome them. The country-level analysis and actionable policy recommendations in the study will be useful also for policymakers who want to improve the quality and scale of early childhood development services.
Bridging the Skills Gap: Insights from Employers, Educators, and Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean
The authors of this report synthesized findings from a 10-month investigation of the secondary education school-to-work transition in Colombia, the Dominican Republic and El Salvador. FHI 360 and Results for Development (R4D) developed this study to advance an understanding of the region’s growing “skills gap” and to identify innovative models and mechanisms that promote youth employability. The report draws from in-country interviews with students, teachers, employers and public officials to connect issues regarding formal education and workforce development.
Constructing Inter-Sectoral Partnerships to Improve Secondary Education and Youth Employability in Mexico
One of Mexico's biggest challenge is the lack of educational and employment opportunities for the younger generations. We calculate that the country has more than 31 million young people from ages 15-29 (almost one third of the population), of whom more than 20 million have abandoned school without completing high school (grades 10 through 12).
This PREAL Working Paper by Richard J. Murnane and Alejandro J. Ganimian distills four main lessons for pre K-12 education policy in Latin America from impact evaluations in developing countries throughout the world. First, reducing the costs of going to school and expanding
This report details a comparative analysis of early learning guidelines (ELGs) for infants and toddlers less than 3 years of age in Latin America and the Caribbean. The 19 ELGs evaluated are utilized by 12 national and 7 regional programs located in 13 countries in the region. Three types of programs are included in this report: parenting programs (n=3), community centers (n=4) and child development
This report provides empirical evidence to confirm that informal employment, a category considered as “non-standard” in traditonal literature, is in fact “standard”among young workers in developing economies.
774 million adults (aged 15 years and older) are still unable to read or write and two thirds of them (493 million) are women.