Gender and Skills Development: A Review
Background paper for the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2012
UNGEI welcomes the GMR 2012 focus on skills development for marginalized groups, including girls and young women. It is particularly timely considering the structural
changes in the global economy, the geopolitics of offshore production, the growth of the service sector and the changes wrought by the ongoing global financial crisis. What this paper clearly indicates is that while there is a lack of reliable information and statistics to analyse the impact of these forces on girls and young women, especially those from marginalized groups, there is a near absence of well-documented and evaluated interventions and strategies to address skills development among marginalized youth. Much more research is needed on gender and skills development, employment and integration in the global economy, and women’s empowerment.