The dynamic economies of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines (ASEAN-5) boasts a growth rate of close to 5% a year despite the sluggish global economy. However, whether ASEAN-5 can grow to be significant players in the global economy will depend critically on their abilities to train workers with relevant job skills required by growth-driving industries. This challenge requires governments and employers to work together and develop coherent policies and targeted incentive structures for workers to acquire general and job-specific skills. The report Managing Skills Challenges in ASEAN-5 provides insights and recommendations on how the ASEAN-5 countries can respond to skills challenges impacting their economies.
employee training, labor force, ASEAN, Southeast Asia, economic growth
Asian Studies | Growth and Development | Labor Economics | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
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J. P. Morgan
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TAN, Kim Song and TANG, Tuck Hong James.
New skills at work: Managing skills challenges in ASEAN-5. (2016). Research Collection School Of Economics.
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