International Lessons and Experiences of Skills Devolution
IER hosted an International Workshop on 26 February 2015 in London. Speakers from the OECD's LEED (Local Economic and Employment Development) Programme, Flanders, Sweden, Denmark, the USA and Canada gave presentations on international experiences, while from England developments in Greater Manchester were outlined. From IER, the Workshop was co-chaired by Anne Green and Terence Hogarth and attended by Lynn Gambin and Chris Warhurst. Researchers and policy officials from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) contributed to the discussion.
Erez Yerushalmi to deliver training on Georgian CGE model to local officials
Erez Yerushalmi will be visiting Tbilisi, Georgia, to continue training employees from the Ministry of Economics and Sustainable Development to use their Georgian CGE model. This is part of an ongoing project funded by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Private Sector Development South Caucasus (PSD SC). The project focuses on capacity building and knowledge transfer, whereby IER has developed Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models for Georgia in cooperation with the Ministry of Economics and Sustainable Development, National Bank of Georgia (NBG, and ISET-PI, a local university and policy institute). To find out more, go to the IER project page.
Charoula Tzanakou at Cambridge Summit on Gender Equality
Charoula Tzanakou was invited to contribute to a summit entitled 'Delivering Equality: Women and Success' organised by the University of Cambridge on 9 March. This event brought together senior decision makers and influencers across Higher Education and other sectors to discuss how leaders can influence and achieve gender equality.
Local Job Creation in England
The England study in the OECD LEED's Local Job Creation series was published on 24 February 2015 - see Employment and Skills Strategies in England, United Kingdom. The study delivers evidence-based and practical recommendations on how to better support employment and economic development in England. It builds on sub-national data analysis and consultations with local stakeholders in Nottingham and North Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands as well as Hull and Scarborough in Yorkshire and the Humber. IER's Anne Green was involved centrally in the study along with Steve Johnson from the University of Hull Business School. Chris Warhurst from IER has also worked with OECD on the Local Job Creation series.
New Research Projects
Skills in Focus: Green Jobs and Skills - funded by Skills Development Scotland
Study to analyse and assess the impacts of policy options for a possible EU initiative in the area of coordination of social security schemes - in collaboration with FGB, funded by European Commission Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Research on and development of the CAAI (Career Adapt-Ability Inventory) UK scale for professional support - funded by Chartered Accountants' Benevolent Association