Education and Skills Development under the CAREC Program: A Scoping Study

Publication | September 2019

This report examines how CAREC member countries can collaborate on education and skills development in the region toward 2030.

  • US$20.00 (paperback)

The global employment and skills landscape is changing fast as fueled by the fourth industrial revolution. Investing in human development is essential to meet the needs of rapidly evolving competitive labor markets and achieve sustainable economic growth. Recognizing this, the CAREC Program’s 2030 strategy features human development as one of its five operational priorities and specifies education as a key area of focus. This report identifies important opportunities to harmonize education and skill standards, enhance student and worker mobility, strengthen labor market information and movement, and facilitate knowledge exchange.


  • Introduction
  • Diversity of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Countries
  • Challenges in Higher Education
  • Challenges in Labor Markets and Technical and Vocational Education and Training
  • Benefits of Regional Cooperation
  • Examples of Regional Cooperation in Education
  • Potential Partnerships
  • Institutional Considerations
  • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats Analysis
  • CAREC Regional Education Workshop
  • Conclusions and Recommendations

Additional Details

  • Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Tertiary and higher education
  • Technical and vocational education and training
  • Social development and protection
  • Social protection - labor and employment
  • Afghanistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Mongolia
  • Pakistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • 52
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS190447-2
  • 978-92-9261-748-6 (print)
  • 978-92-9261-749-3 (electronic)

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