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Visit of the international specialist in the field of education and skills for employment to CER

16.03.2017

Visit of the international specialist in the field of education and skills for employment to CER

On March 16, 2017, Director of CER Sh. Nazarov met with David Fratwell, an international specialist in education sector, within the framework of the Asian Development Bank's project "Education and skills for employment in Central and Western Asia". The agenda of the meeting was an overview of the sources of information on economic development and the demand and supply in the labor market.

Sh. Nazarov informed the guests about the research activities of the CER, the analytical products of the CER, as well as about the work carried out by the CER in the field of the labor market and employment in Uzbekistan. 
During the meeting, the participants discussed the issues of studying the strategy of training specialists in the labor market, the extent to which this preparation is in line with demand, as well as the balance between supply and demand in the labor market. The importance of the transition of employment from the agricultural sector to other sectors of the economy was noted. The parties discussed the employment of graduates of secondary specialized institutions and the partnership of these institutions with individual branches of the economy. Particular attention was paid to the issues of vocational guidance of students, tracing their future career and the impact of the demographic background, as well as opportunities for self-employment and microfinance.

Following the meeting, the parties agreed to develop cooperation in this direction, and S. Nazarov handed D. Fretwell the publication of the CER "Almanac Uzbekistan 2016".