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Skills and employability
“Skills have a profound relationship with economic and social outcomes... [They are] key to tackling inequality and promoting social mobility.” - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2012).
In countries around the world, youth unemployment and skills gaps are threatening the growth of economies, the stability of societies and the wellbeing and prospects of individuals.
We build trust and international opportunities that support efforts to enhance the skills and employability of young people.
We encourage closer links between education, employers and policy makers in the UK and worldwide to enhance employability and bridge skill gaps in individuals, communities and organisations.
Areas of expertise
Our networks of expertise enable us to help develop communities and businesses and provide meaningful career opportunities for individuals.
International skills partnerships
International skills partnerships bring together UK and overseas expertise, knowledge and experience to deliver highly cost-effective ways of transforming educational systems.
Seminars, study tours and policy dialogue
Through seminars, study tours and policy dialogue events, we create opportunity to share experience, lessons and good practice from the UK.
We use the themes of skills and enterprise to develop international collaboration and support social and economic development.
Collaborate with us
We work in partnership with organisations, governments, donors and businesses to deliver sustainable change and create opportunities in skills and employability in more than 40 countries.
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The Newton Fund is a £375 million fund (£75 million a year for 5 years starting 2014/15)