Better Education and Skills Training in South Asia Key to Better Jobs, Stronger Economy

Video | 1 July 2014

Sungsup Ra, Director in ADB’s South Asia Department, explains the importance of giving all children and youth a good education to help them get better jobs and ensure South Asia’s economies grow and develop.

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Title: Better Education and Skills Training in South Asia Key to Better Jobs, Stronger Economy

Description: Sungsup Ra, Director in ADB’s South Asia Department, explains the importance of giving all children and youth a good education to help them get better jobs and ensure South Asia’s economies grow and develop.

VO: As South Asia’s fast moving economies create more job opportunities, continued development of the education sector is crucial. An educated skilled population contributes significantly to technological capacity and overall competitiveness. It’s also the foundation of a growing and sustainable economy.  

A strong education system doesn’t just mean great opportunity and access for everyone. Other crucial elements are key.

SOT: Sungsup Ra
Director
South Asia Department
Asian Development Bank
The most important things are good teacher and quality facilities. And also valuable curriculum that solves for today’s industries.

VO: These essential parts of the education system have been improved by the involvement of the private sector.

SOT: Sungsup Ra
Director
South Asia Department
Asian Development Bank
Private schools and institutions are key players in South Asia. Without working with the private schools and institutions you cannot deliver quality education to everyone.

VO: Throughout Asia, governments continue to develop inclusive policies to make sure boys and girls stay in school and then graduate equipped with the right skills to continue South Asia’s economic growth.