Driving systemic change
Public sector-led and multistakeholder coalitions focus on broad, systems-level initiatives across economies, or policies targeting those living in specific countries, as part of the Reskilling Revolution.
The Education Comission
The Education Commission has been working on the transformation of education investment, workforce, delivery and learning. The International Finance Facility for Education will multiply donor contributions more than 4 times and catalyze significant additional investments in lower-middle income countries, where nearly half of the world’s children currently reside.
Generation Unlimited by UNICEF
Founded in September 2018, Generation Unlimited (GenU) aims to transform education, employment and entrepreneurial outcomes for young people around the world at a global and local level, by joining together partners from business and governments with the reach and network of the United Nations.
iamtheCODE is the first African-led global movement to mobilise government, private sector, and philanthropic foundations to advance STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Design) Education. Its goal is to mobilise governments, philanthropic foundations, civil society and the private sector to invest in future technologies that can drive sustainable development. It aims to Enable 1 Million women and girls’ coders worldwide by 2030.
JA Worldwide strives to address the fundamental social and economic challenges of young people by educating and empowering them to transform their future and own their economic success through engaging and experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship for young people. JA’s activities have a reach of 10.5 million young people in over 100 countries, in addition to training close to 200,000 educators each year. Key activities include an Entrepreneurial Skills Pass that certifies acquisition of key competencies as well as specific knowledge of finance and business concepts.
Mon Compte Formation by the French Government
France is the first country in the world to create an individual skills account with an integrated mobile application dedicated to vocational training and lifelong learning. Under the “moncompteformation.gouv.fr” (“MySkillsAccount”) scheme, 28 million eligible full- and part-time workers will receive €500 annually directly into their skills account to spend on upskilling and continuous learning, with low skilled workers and those with special needs receiving up to €800 annually, capped at a total of €5000 and €8000, respectively.
Reskill and Restart by Infosys
Reskill and Restart is a consortium of partners led by Infosys that aims to tackle the reskilling and employment needs of the United States. It guides individuals through the hiring value chain – from skills and aptitude assessment to curated job-specific trainings to career matches – while simultaneously allowing employers who are scaling up their workforce find high-potential talent matches and companies who are scaling back to off-board employees with a path to their next career.
Skills Innovation Facility by the ILO
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched the Skills Innovation Facility. The is mapping the challenges that need to be resolved to forecast skills demand, finance lifelong learning, and address the problem of skills mismatch. The facility will pool new and practical ideas and solutions to the key skills challenges that have the potential to scale-up and replicate on a wider scale. The Skills Facility’s Innovation Lab will match projects with technical support and guidance from ILO Skills Specialists and partner experts over the course of a six-month programme to develop prototypes ready for implementation. These will be scaled through a global network that brings together innovators, ILO constituents, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institutions, academia and development practitioners.