ODI is carrying out research about emerging global trends in the job market and their effect on skills development as well as challenges faced by companies and the workforce in an increasingly competitive world. The research uses a combined approach – literature review, interviews with multinational companies and key experts in the field as well as a more in-depth examination of trends in two countries: Vietnam and Ghana. PDA conducted the Ghana country study.
The end result of the research is to facilitate discussion on what government, business and education and training systems can do to address employment-skills mismatch issues in developing countries, and ensure that individuals have the appropriate skills for the jobs of the future. In addition it seeks to determine the role technology can play in helping to train large numbers of people with the right skills.