An Assessment of the Singapore Skills Development System: Does it Constitute a Viable Model for Other Developing Countries?

Sarosh Kuruvilla, Christopher L Erickson, Alvin Hwang
2002 World Development  
In this paper, we briefly describe the institutional background to Singapore's successful national skills development model. We devise a tentative framework to evaluate national level skills development efforts, and we use it to assess the Singapore model. We argue that the model has the potential to constantly move towards higher skills equilibria, and in those terms, it is successful. However, we question the long-term sustainability of the model, and whether it is transferable to other
more » ... ping nations. We outline several useful principles that other nations might use in organizing their own skills development systems. Keywords
doi:10.1016/s0305-750x(02)00046-3 fatcat:yep2kvw24vdphczsluxogejrcu