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close this bookNon-formal Vocational Training Programmes for Disadvantaged Youth and their Insertion into the World of Work: Towards a Framework for Analysis and Evaluation (IIEP, 1999, 46 p.)
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close this folderIntroduction
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close this folderPart I. What is the issue?
View the document1. Disadvantaged youth in developing countries
close this folder2. Disadvantaged youth in a global context
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View the document2.1 Unemployment trends, demographic growth and approaches to tackle unemployment
View the document2.2 The failing links between formal education, training and work in developing countries.
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close this folderPart II. In which ways has the issue evolved?
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View the document1. The economic crisis and the relativization of issues
View the document2. Formal education and training: emerging trends
close this folder3. Non-formal vocational training: alternative responses
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View the document3.1 Concept and goals
View the document3.2 Institutional nature, management structure and financing schemes
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View the document3.4 Training modalities
View the document3.5 The relative power of non-formal structures
close this folderPart III. Developing a framework for the study and evaluation of non-formal vocational training programmes
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View the document1. Features of 'successful' programmes
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View the document3. What does 'sustainability' mean in this context?
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This report has been structured so that it conveys the complexity of the issue - i.e. how it is bound up with larger structural problems and its dynamically changing nature. The first part, What is the issue? brings a description of 'disadvantaged youth' followed by a discussion on global tendencies - unemployment trends, demographic growth, failing links between education and work and, finally, the growth and potential of the informal sector -, which attempts to contextualize the issue of 'disadvantaged youth' in developing countries. The second part, In which ways has the issue evolved? offers a dynamic view of a constantly changing field of practice, action and research. A discussion of the major structural changes undergone by developing economies in the past decade is delineated, their impact on the working opportunities of the disadvantaged youth is analyzed and a sample of non-formal vocational training programmes from developing countries are described in greater detail. Finally, Part III, Developing a framework for the study and evaluation of non-formal vocational training programmes puts forth a debate on programme features that have been identified in the literature as 'successful'; approaches that can be considered 'innovative' and, strategies that seem to lead to programme 'sustainability', with the ultimate aim of discussing possible parameters for the evaluation of non-formal vocational training programmes in developing countries.