OECD Territorial Review of Puebla-Tlaxcala Metropolitan Area, Mexico
IWE President and Executive Director, Peter Creticos, is the expert in charge of workforce development as part of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) territorial review mission in late January 2013 to the Puebla/Tlaxcala metropolitan area in Mexico. The Regional Development Policy (RDP) Division of the OECD is conducting a territorial review of the Puebla-Tlaxcala metropolitan region in Mexico, in co-operation with the State Government of Puebla through the General Secretary of State of Puebla (SGG) and the State Population Council of Puebla (COESPO), Mexico. The purpose of the review is to identify key issues and make concrete policy recommendations for improving competitiveness and adapting the governance framework. The analysis and recommendations will be delivered as a Territorial Review of Puebla-Tlaxcala, and will be discussed at the OECD Territorial Development Policy Committee (TDPC) in June 2013.
Our task is to: (a) provide a brief assessment of key challenges with respect to workforce development and the labor market, (b) provide constructive criticism of existing workforce/labor market policies and (c) propose concrete policy recommendations for creating employment opportunities and improving human capital, with international benchmarking where appropriate.
Our report to the OECD is to address key issues, such as:
Skills, migration and the labor market: key policy challenges
Creating employment opportunities in Puebla-Tlaxcala: current policy obstacles and key recommendations for improvement
Improving human capital in Puebla-Tlaxcala: current policy obstacles and key recommendations for improvement.
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