Investment in education, employment and economic performance in Syria

The purpose of this study is to examine human resources development and the functioning of the labour market in Syria and analyse weaknesses and problems that restrict employment and limit the growth potential of human resources. Within the framework of the preparation of this report, another more academic paper titled Returns to education and the transition from school to work in Syria' was prepared and presented at the Economic Research Forum in Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey in December 2005. This paper is also available from the ETF publication catalogue.
The purpose of this study is to examine human resources development and the functioning of the labour market in Syria and analyse weaknesses and problems that restrict employment and limit the growth potential of human resources. Within the framework of the preparation of this report, another more academic paper titled Returns to education and the transition from school to work in Syria' was prepared and presented at the Economic Research Forum in Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey in December 2005. This paper is also available from the ETF publication catalogue.