• EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. HUMAN CAPITAL AND GROWTH IN SYRIA
  • 2.1 Some disappointing evidence
  • 2.2 Returns to education
  • 3. THE EMPLOYMENT CHALLENGE IN SYRIA
  • 3.1 Labour supply pressures
  • 3.2 The changing structure of labour demand
  • 4. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT: UNRESOLVED
  • ISSUES
  • 4.1 School leavers, unemployment and the transition from education to work
  • 4.2 VET diplomas and employment
  • 4.3 Hiring practices in the public and the private sectors
  • 4.4 THe public sector employment model
  • 5. THE QUALITY AND RELEVANCE OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING
  • 5.1 Preparatory education
  • 5.2 Secondary education
  • 5.3 Intermediate institutes
  • 5.4 University education
  • 5.5 Training during the transition from school to work
  • 5.6 Continuing education and training
  • 6. POLICY PROPOSALS FOR IMPROVING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE HUMAN RESOURCE SECTOR
  • ACRONYMS
  • REFERENCES