Job-rich Growth in Asia

Strategies for Local Employment, Skills Development and Social Protection

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Jobs-rich Growth in Asia discusses some of the most pressing issues that countries in Southeast Asia are facing in regard to boosting local employment and skills development while advancing social protection strategies in emerging, fast-growing labour markets. A joint OECD/ILO initiative, this book analyses local approaches in Asia to modernise labour markets and skills strategies and shows how local recovery is taking place through a combination of policy measures on employment creation, skills development and social protection.



From national to local, from local to national: towards greater policy coherence and effectiveness

Chapter 4, “From national to local, from local to national: towards greater policy coherence and effectiveness”, explores policy coherence and the importance of local strategies for job creation and the economic recovery effort. The chapter examines (1) Opportunities for effective local strategies which focus on greater flexibility to changing local opportunities and challenges, improved utilisation of scarce resources through better targeting and greater support for national plans through local leveraging; (2) Challenges to local strategies highlighting the need to find common ground among actors for effective policy implementation, improve managerial and technical capacities, and expand local financial space; and (3) Recommendations for effective policies and strategies to achieve greater policy coherence. 


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