Sixteen-year-old Emir smiles nervously as he is asked to prepare cocktails for customers at the Yolky Palky café in Biskhek. He’s too young to be serving alcohol, but the tiny drops of gin he adds to an impressive Blue Lagoon, or thin skim of spirit that he sets alight on top of a dark blue, brown … More Tracer study points to the future in Kyrgyzstan
Mountains cover more than 90 % of this landlocked country, the smallest in Central Asia with a population of around eight million people. With the lowest GDP in the region, Tajikistan is also the youngest country by demographic, with one third of the population under 14 years old. The youth bulge is placing considerable pressure … More Talking with Tajikistan’s Deputy Minister of Labour, Migration and Employment
Tajikistan has long been involved in the Torino Process, but the 2016-17 round marks a turning point in ‘ownership’ as it produces its own country report for the first time. In March 2016, the country’s prime minister founded a working group covering the Torino Process priority areas: overview and vision; labour market demand; the social … More Taking ownership of the Torino Process
In the lead up to the Torino Process international conference on June 7-8, ETF partner countries have been taking part in a series of regional-level policy forums on vocational education and training (VET) and skills for economic development. Ownership has been a key feature running throughout. We finish the special 4 part series in Central Asia … More A growing sense of ownership – Pt.4.