How Can Governance, Private Sector and Work-Based Learning Promote Labour Market Relevant Training in Developing and Transition Countries?

  • Manfred WallenbornEmail author
Part of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (TVET, volume 18)


This article discusses governance issues, the role of work-based learning and private sector’s participation to facilitate the transition from training to work. Advantages and disadvantages of work-based learning are presently not sufficiently considered in developing and transition countries. This entails governance and implementation of work-based learning and the consequences for world of work-related competencies and for the learners. Donors and researchers address mostly public vocational education and training (VET) structures. This makes cooperation easier, but it neglects an important share of formal and nonformal training activities. The contribution of the private sector as a recognised social partner to transition is still not very well considered in approaches for more efficient VET governance and for better pathways to employment. Future research should analyse the multifacets in private sector’s participation to create recognised and legal forms of social partnerships. The article contributes to this question analysing as well some basic principles of work-based learning.


Private Sector Social Partner Asian Development Bank Governance Mode Human Capital Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.OperationsETF – European Training FoundationTorinoItaly

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