Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Research Reports
Skill Disconnect in Sindh
Publication Year : 2018

This study aims to identify disparities between skills demanded and skills required by the labour market and the skills available in the young adult population in Sindh, one of the four provinces of Pakistan. We considered a wide variety of soft and hard skills desirable to small and medium-sized enterprises across different sectors. It also investigates how much focus different skill institutes (which we use here interchangeably with Technical and Vocational Education and Training [TVET] institutes) place on this same set of skills. The aim here is to discern whether TVET institutes are focusing on the skills where supply does not meet demand.