Employment and Skills Strategies in Turkey

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This report on Turkey takes a case study approach, analysing the management and implementation of policies in the provinces of Kocaeli and Trabzon. It provides a comparative framework to understand the role of the local labour market policy in matching people to jobs, engaging employers in skills development activities, as well as fostering new growth and economic development opportunities. It includes practical policy examples of actions taken in Turkey to help workers find better quality jobs, while also stimulating productivity and inclusion.



This report was prepared as part of the Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme within the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Local Development, and Tourism (CFE) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It has been undertaken in co‐operation with the Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR). Special thanks should be given to Turkish officials within İŞKUR who contributed to this report and participated in the OECD study visits: Askin Toren, Kagan Bayramoglu, Uğur Tunc, and Yasin Velioglu.


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