Welcome to the BILT Atlas - a hub of data, information and debate on TVET in Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Through the links on this page, you can access the following types of information:

  • Trend data on TVET in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe
  • Articles discussing topics of debate in TVET about TVET systems and challenges such as digitalization and developing skills for the green transition
  • Case studies of innovative practices on the identification, integration and implementation of new competences in TVET drawn from across the three regions

Sources for the trend data, articles and case studies include lead primary and secondary national and international organizations, and eminent voices in the field.

Background and acknowledgements

This resource will help TVET stakeholders reflect upon, and share knowledge about, the challenges and opportunities facing TVET systems.

The Atlas works within the BILT framework of three I’s:  identification, integration and implementation of new qualifications and competencies in TVET. It has a special focus on the twin transition of greening and digitalization affecting the future of work and society.


The three I’s


  • Identifying new qualifications and competencies in a timely and accurate manner
  • Integrating them into appealing and flexible curricula and training regulations
  • Implementing them in innovative training approaches


The information presented in the Atlas draws on the findings of two scoping studies carried out between July and December 2021 on trends in TVET in the Asia-Pacific and in sub-Saharan Africa. These studies entailed reviews of published research as well as grey literature, a survey of key TVET stakeholders and interviews with TVET experts, including from the UNEVOC and WorldSkills International Networks. Responses to the Asia-Pacific survey came from 127 experts working in more than 100 institutions in 37 countries. The Africa survey received 223 replies from 34 countries. Twenty-one experts from Africa and thirty-three from the Asia-Pacific were interviewed for their reflections on issues identified during the research. The European component of the Atlas features results of a literature review on the latest TVET trends. It builds on the findings of the 2020 BILT publication, Trends Mapping Study on New Qualifications and Competencies for TVET.

The BILT Atlas highlights challenges faced by TVET stakeholders as they prepare the future workforce to deal with digital disruption and climate change. It presents case studies of current practice and offers some opportunities for action. These aim to stimulate debate on how we might together find the best ways to identify, integrate and implement new qualifications and competencies, while also seeking to test how promising practice examples can be adapted to local conditions within and across the three regions. The Atlas is a living resource, designed to encourage peer learning and knowledge sharing on how stakeholders in delivery institutions, intermediary organizations and employer groups, along with policy-makers, are responding to major shifts in the world of work. As more information is gathered, the Atlas will be updated with new material, case studies and promising practice solutions.

Interested in adding your voice and contributing new information or links to other TVET data, we welcome your feedback.

Best wishes



For any questions regarding the Atlas please contact us at: unevoc.bilt@unesco.org


Coordinated by Alexandra Filippova, UNESCO-UNEVOC


Stephanie Allais, Yael Shalem, Carmel Marock, Presha Ramsarup, Kate Mlauzi, Boitumelo Khunou and Wilma Van Staaden from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Basheerhamad Shadrach

Nikhil Raj

Gita Subrahmanyam

Francesca Beddie, Make Your Point

Barbara Ketley, Milestone-Belanova

The BILT project is implemented by

International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training

with support of

Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training

and sponsored by

Federal Ministry of Education and Reserve

UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre

for Technical and Vocational Education and Training

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