Technical Resources

Fostering and Measuring Skills: Improving Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills to Promote Lifetime Success

Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group, HCEO, Director James J. Heckman and Early Childhood Interventions Network, ECI, member Tim Kautz published an OECD report on skill development. 

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USAID Global Education Summit, 2015 - Goal 2 Session

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At the 2015 USAID Global Education Summit in November, the workforce Connections Project at FHI360 programmed Goal 2 sessions within three key development themes. Please click on the following links for sessions details and presentation materials. 

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USAID Global Education Summit 2015 - Goal 2 Sessions

 At the 2015 USAID Global Education Summit in November, the workforce Connections Project at FHI360 programmed Goal 2 sessions within three key development themes. Please click on the following links for sessions details and presentation materials.

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Analysis of Skills Demand in Indonesia

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How can education and training institutions in Indonesia better prepare the poor and vulnerable for employment?

The purpose of this desk assessment is to assist USAID/Indonesia in addressing this question by utilizing a demand led approach with specific...

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Workforce Development Ecosystem Assessment Tool

RTI International developed this tool for mapping complex workforce development systems and diagnosing their performance from a stakeholder perspective. RTI intentionally took an “institutionally agnostic” approach to this mapping, choosing to focus on functions and processes rather than certain institutions or individuals.

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Honduras Coffee Value Chain

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In 2016, FHI 360’s USAID-funded LAC Regional Workforce Development Program (Advance)—implemented by FHI 360 with funding from USAID—applied Workforce Connections’ Labor Market Assessment tools to explore sectors with promising job growth potential in Honduras. This value chain map illustrates...

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Jamaica Health & Wellness Tourism Value Chain

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In 2016, the LAC Regional Workforce Development Program (Advance)—implemented by FHI 360 with funding from USAID—applied Workforce Connections’ Labor Market Assessment tools to explore sectors with promising job growth potential in Jamaica. This value chain map illustrates the structure and key...

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Labor Market Assessment Tools: Causal Loop Modeling

A causal loop model is a free-form map that shows causal relationships between variables in a system.  Causal loop models help us to make explicit our understanding of how different factors are interacting to cause specific patterns and outcomes in a system. 

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Labor Market Assessment Tools: Product Space Analysis

thumb_new_logo.pngProduct space depicts a network map in which products are closer to one another if growth in their exports is correlated, while economic complexity is “a measure of the knowledge in a society that gets translated into the products it makes.” When...

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Labor Market Assessment Tools: Value Chain Mapping

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The Value Chain Mapping tool helps implementers and policymakers understand the systemic competitiveness resulting from the horizontal and vertical linkages between firms that increase efficiency in an economy.  By identifying constraints in the value chain, it is possible to ascertain how...

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