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Planning with purpose: The use of labour market intelligence for skills planning in South Africa


Date posted:

2022/11/01

Publication year:

2017

Corporate author/s:

Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET); European Union

Output-type:

research report

Format:

pdf

This report is the final product of a 17 month-long Skills Planning Dialogue, funded by the EU-South Africa Dialogue Facility, with the aim of supporting the establishment by the Department of Higher Education and Training of a 'credible institutional mechanism for national skills planning.' The intention of government in developing a skills-planning mechanism, underpinned by the effective analysis and interpretation of labour market intelligence (LMI) is to address the continuing skills mismatches and imbalances which are widely seen as a constraint on economic growth and development and on the achievement of government's broader goals of social inclusion and poverty reduction. The report 'filters international experience through a South African sieve,' drawing on extensive international expertise and experience, and in-depth understanding of developments over the past two decades in South Africa, to present a comprehensive set of twenty recommendations which, taken together, provide a framework for the development of a skills planning mechanism and the role of an LMI unit within it.

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