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Private Sector Development and Technical Vocational Education and Training South Caucasus

Vocational qualification and TVET for sustainable economic development

In the field of sustainable economic development, German development cooperation aims at improving the conditions for broad-based economic growth.

The socio-economic situation remains difficult for broad sections of the population in all three countries of South Caucasus. There is a wide urban-rural gap in business and employment development and promotion. Unemployment and poverty risks are particularly pronounced in rural areas, prompting rural exodus and migration. Unemployment rates are generally above average among women and young people.

Vocational education and training programmes that are developed jointly with the private sector and meet international Standards is accorded high political priority in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Yet the necessary capacities need to be further developed in order to generate the envisaged employment and growth momentum. This is where the Private Sector Development and TVET programme in South Caucasus comes in.

The Programme operates in three intervention fields. Intervention field (1) aims to strengthen capacities for improving competitiveness in the sectors relevant for employment. In intervention field (2), private and public actors cooperate to improve the labour-market relevance of selected training courses for these sectors. Intervention field (3) seeks to strengthen the regional and international exchange of experience in sustainable private sector development and dual-oriented vocational training.

Please see our country-specific sections in the drop down menu for further information on our work in the South Caucasus.

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