WISE: World Indicators of Skills for Employment



World Indicators of Skills for Employment (WISE) provide a comprehensive system of information relating to skills development. WISE presents countries with data upon which they can design skills policies and programs and monitor their impact on key outcomes, including responsiveness to current and emerging patterns of labour market demand, employability, productivity, health status, gender equity and lifelong learning. The database covers more than 200 countries and includes around 60 internationally comparable indicators designed to examine the skills challenges and performance of each country from a comparative perspective. The main topics discussed are: - skill acquisition; - skill requirements; - skill mismatch; - contextual factors; - economic and social outcomes.

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