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The nuts and bolts of designing and implementing training programs in developing countries

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  • Honorati, Maddalena
  • McArdle, Thomas P
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    Training programs mainly address market failures related to lack of skills (technical, cognitive, non-cognitive). This paper conducts a comprehensive review of training programs effectiveness in developing countries. Based on relevant international experiences, the paper highlights key design features associated with program success as well as implementation challenges and discusses their policy implication. Success of training programs is deeply related with the content of the skills provided and how well they serve the local labor demand (demand-driven design) and with the presence of a sound governance structure for training providers and beneficiaries. In particular, the effectiveness of training programs for youth tends to be higher when a'comprehensive'approach is taken by combining different types of training with complementary support services. The ultimate goal is to inform new program design and improve the performance of current training programs.

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    Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Social Protection Discussion Papers with number 78980.

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    Date of creation: 01 Jun 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:wbk:hdnspu:78980

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    Keywords: Primary Education; Education For All; Access&Equity in Basic Education; ICT Policy and Strategies; Teaching and Learning;

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    1. Cerutti, Paula & Fruttero, Anna & Grosh, Margaret & Kostenbaum, Silvana & Oliveri, Maria Laura & Rodriguez-Alas, Claudia & Strokova, Victoria, 2014. "Social assistance and labor market programs in Latin America : methodology and key findings from the social protection database," Social Protection Discussion Papers, The World Bank 88769, The World Bank.
    2. Domelen, Julie van, 2012. "Togo : towards a national social protection policy and strategy," Social Protection Discussion Papers, The World Bank 89000, The World Bank.

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