Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is an important component of any country’s education strategy. Matching the demand for skills with the supply of those skills is vital to private sector development and economic growth.
The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (Forum Secretariat) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) collaborated in 2007/2008 to determine what skills are in demand across all 13 ADB Pacific Developing Member Countries that are also Forum members. These two organisations entered a Technical Assistant (TA) Agreement to implement a Regional Skills Development Study. Funding was provided through the ADB on a grant basis by the Japan Special Fund. The Forum Secretariat managed the Study and was guided by a Steering Committee consisting of regional education stakeholders.
Click here to view/download "Skilling the Pacific", the final report of the Regional Skills Development Study