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For Better Skills Policies: Turn on the Light

In: Learning Better: Public Policy for Skills Development

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  • Matías Busso

    (Inter-American Development Bank)

  • Julián Cristia

    (Inter-American Development Bank)

Despite governments' best efforts, many people in Latin America and the Caribbean do not have the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. This book analyzes the evidence of what policies work, and don't work, so that governments can help people learn better and realize their potential throughout their lifetimes. Cost-effective solutions to improve skills are available at all ages, from childhood through adulthood. Learning from the successes and failures in the region and the world, governments can develop and implement evidence-based policies that better prepare their citizens, firms, and countries to compete in today's fast-changing, technology-driven economic environment.

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  • Matías Busso & Julián Cristia & Diana Hincapie & Julián Messina & Laura Ripani, 2017. "Learning Better: Public Policy for Skills Development," IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank, number 8495, July.
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