The State of Evidence on the Impact of Transferable Skills Programming on Youth in Low and Middle-Income Countries
Young people make up the majority of the world’s population, and the majority of those young people are in the developing world (USAID 2012). Educators recognize that the skills a person needs to succeed in today’s world are more than just reading, writing, and arithmetic. Transferable skills are higher-order cognitive skills and non-cognitive skills that individuals can use to be successful across different situations in work and life. As international agencies and governments are increasingly funding and implementing programs to build transferable skills for youth, more high-quality evidence is needed to inform those decisions and designs. This scoping paper by Brown et al. explores the state of evidence for interventions in low- and middle-income countries aiming to build transferable skills.