The Role of Training and Skills Development in Active Labour Market Policies

Meager N | Working Paper WP15 | Institute for Employment Studies | Mar 2008

In the light of the task of the new UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) to achieve a greater degree of integration between skills policy and employment policy in the UK, this paper looked at what was known from the extensive international evidence about the role and effectiveness of training and skills interventions as part of a broader portfolio of active labour market policies (ALMP).