Global framework on transferable skills

How to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Children learn carpentry at ANIR Project, which offers life-skills and vocational training to vulnerable children, in the city of Agadir in Morocco.


The Global Framework on Transferable Skills has been developed to support UNICEF in delivering on the results of its Strategic Plan 2018 ̶2021 and ‘Every Child Learns’ UNICEF Education Strategy 2019–2030, and provides a shared vision of work on skills development across UNICEF. The Framework guides UNICEF country offices, policymakers, programmers and educators to embed transferable skills within different education and learning systems, resulting in the systematic development of a breadth of transferable skills, at scale, across the life course and through multiple learning pathways: formal, non-formal and community based.

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