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Skills Needs of the Private Sector in Botswana

ACTIVE LABOR ACTIVE LABOR MARKET ACTIVE LABOR MARKET PROGRAMS AGE GROUP APTITUDES AVERAGE UNEMPLOYMENT BASIC EDUCATION BASIC KNOWLEDGE BASIC LITERACY CLERICAL WORKERS CLERKS COMPLETION RATE COMPLETION RATES COMPUTER SKILLS CONTINUOUS LEARNING CURRICULA DIPLOMAS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CYCLE EDUCATION LEVEL EDUCATION SYSTEM EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS EDUCATIONAL LEVELS EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EMPLOYABILITY EMPLOYEE EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT GROWTH EMPLOYMENT POLICY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES ENROLLMENT ENROLLMENT RATE ETHICS FIRM GROWTH FIRM SIZE FOREIGN WORKERS FORMAL LABOR MARKET GENERAL EDUCATION GENERAL SECONDARY EDUCATION GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS REPORT HIGH WAGE HIGH WAGE PREMIUM HIGHER EDUCATION HIGHER LEVELS OF EDUCATION HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS HUMAN CAPITAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HUMAN RESOURCE INNOVATIVE APPROACHES INTERNSHIPS INTERVENTIONS JOB EXPERIENCE JOB PLACEMENT JOB PLACEMENT SERVICES JOB TENURE JOB VACANCIES JOBS JUNIOR CERTIFICATE LABOR FORCE LABOR LAWS LABOR MARKET LABOR MARKETS LABOR PRODUCTIVITY LABOR REGULATIONS LABOUR LEARNING LEVEL OF EDUCATION LITERACY LOWER SECONDARY EDUCATION MATHEMATICS MOBILITY NUMERACY OCCUPATION OCCUPATIONS OLDER WORKERS ON-THE-JOB TRAINING PAPERS PREVIOUS WORK PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE PRIMARY EDUCATION PRIMARY SCHOOL PRIMARY SCHOOL LEVELS PRIVATE FIRMS PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PRIVATE SECTOR PRIVATE TRAINING PRIVATE TRAINING PROVIDERS PROBLEM SOLVING PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS QUALITY EDUCATION QUALITY OF EDUCATION RATES OF RETURN RATES OF RETURN TO EDUCATION RETAIL TRADE RETURNS TO EDUCATION SCHOOL CHILDREN SCHOOL LEVELS SECONDARY EDUCATION SKILL SHORTAGES SKILLED LABOR SKILLED OCCUPATIONS SKILLED WORKER SKILLED WORKERS SKILLED WORKFORCE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SKILLS REQUIREMENTS SKILLS TRAINING SOCIAL SKILLS STUDENT LEARNING STUDENT PLACEMENT TECHNICAL EDUCATION TECHNICAL TRAINING TERTIARY EDUCATION TRAINING COURSES TRAINING INSTITUTES TRAINING INSTITUTIONS TRAINING PROGRAM TRAINING PROGRAMS TRAINING PROVIDER UNEMPLOYED UNEMPLOYMENT UNEMPLOYMENT DURATION UNEMPLOYMENT LEVEL UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION VOCATIONAL EDUCATION VOCATIONAL SKILLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING WAGE DIFFERENTIALS WAGE GAIN WAGE GROWTH WAGE PREMIUM WAGE PREMIUMS WORK EXPERIENCE WORKER WORKERS YOUNG WORKERS YOUTH YOUTH EMPLOYMENT YOUTH TRAINING YOUTH TRAINING PROGRAMS
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Washington, DC
Africa | Botswana
2015-01-05T21:18:25Z | 2015-01-05T21:18:25Z | 2014

Human development is one of the pillars of Botswana's Country Partnership Strategy with the World Bank (2009-13). The Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) is in line with Botswana's vision 2016, which, in terms of human development, envisions the transformation of Botswana to an educated and informed nation and to a prosperous, productive and innovative nation as two key cornerstones of the strategy. In line with these objectives, the World Bank with support from the Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD) embarked on analytical study entitled skills for economic growth and diversification in Botswana. The work is informed by Botswana s need to diversify its economy to facilitate stronger, more sustainable economic and employment growth and, concurrently, equip its workforce with a variety of skill sets that meet employer needs. This note is divided into six parts. The following section (section two) provides a profile of surveyed firms; sections three and four present the findings of employer and employee evaluations of the types of skills needed for employment. Section five presents the results of econometric analysis of the determinants of wages and wage growth for employees. The final section proposes some concrete recommendations on how to support the development of the skills valued by the private sector in Botswana.

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