The Informal Micro-Enterprise Sector
Training for Work – Fresh Evidence from Sub-Sahara Africa
by Hans Christiaan Haan ISBN 1-4020-3827-5
There is a major challenge to improve the transfer of relevant skills to informal micro-enterprise (IME) operators, concludes Hans Christiaan Haan in his study "Training for Work in the Informal Micro-Enterprise Sector - Fresh Evidence from Sub-Sahara Africa". IMEs are employing a large share of the labour force in developing countries. Informal apprenticeships are by far the most common source of skills for these entrepreneurs and workers – in some countries it is likely to be responsible for 80-90% of all ongoing training efforts.
Haan reviews existing training options and a number of innovative interventions in different African countries. He suggests to build upon the strengths of informal apprenticeship training and to remedy its weaknesses by involving professional providers in upgrading informal training.
This book appears in the “Book Series on Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects”, which is part of the “UNESCO-UNEVOC International Library of TVET”. The International Library is prepared by the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNESCO-UNEVOC), Bonn, Germany.
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