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Attendees at an internationalism workshop ©

Jon Spaull

The British Council commissioned The Research Base to carry out an assessment of the relative effectiveness of systemic TVET programmes on employment outcomes in ODA countries. Where previous research on TVET programmes has focused on the effectiveness of single-point training programmes, this project has sought to address a gap in the literature by exploring the evidence available for the outcomes associated with reforms of TVET systems. It aims to inform debate among stakeholders at local, national and regional levels on how systemic TVET programmes can be most successfully conducted, monitored and evaluated in order to facilitate stronger employment outcomes.

The research shows that investing in TVET does have a positive impact on employment as well as wider benefits but that there is work to do to deepen and expand the evidence base.