Regional Conceptual and Programmatic Framework on Skills for Adolescents in Europe and Central Asia (ECA)
The aim of this assignment is to develop a Conceptual and Programmatic Framework on skills for adolescents in Europe and Central Asia. The framework will support UNICEF to address key issues in skills development by adolescents in the region. As a result, UNICEF aims to better prepare adolescents for the labour market and for successful participation in society.
The project consists of two phases. Phase one includes the following four stages:
- Comparative analysis of existing skills frameworks and developing the outline for the Regional Conceptual and Programmatic Framework;
- Analysis of labour market trends in Europe and Central Asia to identify and forecast the skills mismatch and future demand;
- Mapping of skills education initiatives across the region, with more in-depth analysis of 6 countries, to identify the levels and dimensions of education facilitating skills development
- The development of the Regional Conceptual and Programmatic Framework which reviews the supply and demand of skills in Europe and Central Asia and recommends on how to advance the skills agenda in the region.
If launched (conditional on the availability of additional funding), phase two will include three in-depth case studies, which will review skills education initiatives in three countries, representing different sub-regions, identify the enablers and barriers for their impact on the skills development of adolescents.
Upon completion of the project, the team will provide UNICEF with a Conceptual and Programmatic Framework that will inform about issues that need to be address and will guide future skills education interventions in the region, either by UNICEF or in collaboration with its partners.