Estimating the current and future skills demand of government's national growth and development policies

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Author: Kalina, Marc; Rogan, Michael


The skills demand implications of South Africa's economic-development policies are often overlooked in favour of their impacts on poverty, inequality, and unemployment. In response, this HSRC paper assesses government’s economic development policies as drivers of demand for skills. Key national, provincial and metropolitan municipality development strategies have been examined in order to generate a broad estimate of their skills demand implications. Its findings suggest that few economic development plans analyse the implications of their interventions on the existing or forecasted...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Labour market; Workforce development

Keywords: Policy implications; Skill development; Skill analysis; Skill shortage; Strategic planning

Geographic subjects: Africa; South Africa

Published: Pretoria, South Africa: Labour Market Intelligence Partnership, Human Sciences Research Council, 2017

Physical description: vii, 17 p.

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Series: LMIP report; no. 33

Related items: TD/TNC 116.368; TD/TNC 109.122

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 133.407

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