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2017 APEC Economic Policy Report

Published Date November 2017
Type of Publication Reports
Publication Under Economic Committee (EC)
Accessed 26337
Pages 223
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The 2017 APEC Economic Policy Report (AEPR) on Structural Reform and Human Capital Development discusses issues and policies relating to skills development and labour markets in the APEC region. It analyses how generally positive economic changes—such as the growth and development process, trade and globalisation, or technological upgrading—can contribute to structural unemployment, and what can be done to mitigate any negative impacts of these changes.

The report includes case studies by Viet Nam and Indonesia that provide an analysis of their relevant structural reforms and their impact, and some lessons learned and challenges going forward.

In addition, all APEC members contributed Individual Economy Reports highlighting the challenges, responses, and opportunities regarding structural reform and human capital development in their economies.