By Kenneth King and Robert Palmer.                                                 

Despite the rise in interest in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) world-wide there has been little corresponding analysis of international cooperation in the sphere of technical and vocational skills development. This will shortly be rectified by the forthcoming UNESCO World TVET Report and by the Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (GMR) of 2012 which will focus on skills development, particularly for the more marginalized young people.

While we wait for these reports to materialize, we can provide a first account of the scale and character of international funding of TVET, drawing on data derived from the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) creditor reporting system (CRS), in the case of DAC donors. There is no equivalent data source for non-DAC development partners; Aid Data does provide a relatively rich (though not complete – e.g. there are no Chinese data) resource for…

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