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publicationJuly 12, 2023

Building Better Formal TVET Systems: Principles and Practice in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

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The report brings together global knowledge on Technical Vocational and Education Training (TVET) reform to develop a common understanding on the promise of TVET in advancing employment and productivity. This is important in support of sustainable economic transformations and in light of challenges observed in TVET systems in low- and middle-income countries. The report also looks at lessons learned from TVET reforms, including from the COVID-19 pandemic, and offers a way forward toward more impactful and coordinated support of TVET systems in the future.

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July 12, 2023

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Moderator: Srimathi Sridhar, External Affairs Associate, World Bank

9:00 –9:30am

Opening remarks

Mamta Murthi, Vice President for Human Development, World Bank | @MamtaMurthi

Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director General for Education, UNESCO | @SteGiannini

Mia Seppo, Assistant Director-General for Jobs and Social Protection, ILO | @MiaSeppo

Formal launch of the report


Presentation of key messages from the report

Victoria Levin, Senior Economist, Education Global Practice, World Bank | @Victoria_Levin


Reflections on operational implications of the report

Ashwani Aggarwal, Workgroup Lead for Skills Policy, Systems and Digitalization, ILO | @ashwani_agg


Panel Discussion: Lessons on TVET reforms in L/MICs

Andrea Ibáñez, Viceminister of the Secretary of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ecuador | @AndreaIbanez_Z

Teshale Berecha, State Minister for TVET, Labor and Skills Ministry, Ethiopia

Shweta Ratanpura, WorldSkills Champion, India

David B. Bungallon, Executive Director of the National Institute for Skills Development, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the Philippines | @tesdaofficial


Closing Remarks

Hiromichi Katayama, Programme Specialist, Section of Youth, Literacy, and Skills Development, UNESCO

Building Better Formal TVET Systems Launch Event

Building Better Formal TVET Systems Launch Event