South Africa. Ideology-Power-Policy: towards a theoretical framework for the study of South Africa’s skills development system
The paper outlines the notion of ideology-power-policy as a conceptual framework to studying the roles of different policy actors in the making of South Africa’s skills development system.
The OECD Skills Strategy provides an integrated, cross-government strategic framework to help countries understand more about how to invest in skills in a way that will transform lives and drive economies. it will help countries to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their existing national skills pool and skills systems, benchmark them internationally, and develop policies for improvement.
Through a multicountry, practice-based review of establishment skills surveys, this article identifies conceptual issues with defining and measuring skills gaps.
OECD Skills Strategy. Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives: A strategic Approach to Skills Policies
Skills have become the global currency of the 21st century. Without proper investment in skills, people languish on the margins of society, technological progress does not translate into economic growth, and countries can no longer compete in an increasingly knowledge-based global society. The OECD Skills Strategy is designed to help countries build better skills policies and turn them into jobs, growth, and better lives.