Youth and transferable skills

Youth and transferable skills: what is the evidence?

Young people make up the majority of the world’s population, and the majority of them are in developing countries. Educators recognise that the skills a person needs to succeed in today’s world are more than just reading, writing and arithmetic. Transferable skills are ones that can help individuals be successful across different situations in life. As international agencies and governments are increasingly funding and implementing programmes to build transferable skills for youth, they need more high-quality evidence to inform those decisions and designs.

3ie has brought out an evidence gap map report, a scoping paper and two short videos which bring out the importance of mapping evidence in this area that are useful to a variety of donors and stakeholders.

Video: Why it is vital to identify the gaps in evidence on transferable skills

Video: Key highlights from a stakeholder discussion on transferable skills.

Photo@UNICEF/Ethiopia

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