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Table 1 Worker, firm and gender characteristics across regions of developing countries

From: Under-provision of private training by MENA firms: what to Do about It?

Region % of Population Aged 15-24 % of Youth (15–24) who are Unemployed FLFP % of Firms saying Education And Skill of Workers is a Serious Obstacle to their Business % of Firms Offering Training to Workers % of Workers Offered Training Average Number of Permanent Workers Offered Training % of Firms Owned by Largest Owner % of Firms Publicly Listed
  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
MENA 20 21 20 38.6 17.7 28.1 15.5 86.9 0.7
EAP 15.5 8 63 25.1 44.61 60 24.9 85.3 3.1
EECA 15 18 46 29.0 32.8 45 30.7 84.6 5.1
LAC 18 17 54 35.9 44.3 58.6 44.8 75.8 4.4
SA 19.6 10 32 15.2 27.9 45.5 55.5 87.8 1.2
SSA 20.9 18 63 24.5 30.1 45.4 28.2 86 3.5
Non-MENA 16.5 14.6 54 23.9 39.3 52.0 37.9 81.0 4.2
All 17.5 12.5 51 26.9 37.7 49.4 35.2 82.7 3.9
  1. Identification of regional designations
  2. MENA Middle East and North Africa; EAP East Asia and the Pacific; EECA Eastern Europe and Central Asia; LAC Latin America and the Caribbean; SA South Asia; SSA Sub-Saharan Africa; Non-MENA All Developing Countries outside of MENA
  3. Sources of Data (by column)
  4. (1) United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, World Population Prospects
  5. (2) International Labor Office Global Employment Trends
  6. (3) Female Labor Force Participation Rate, FLFP, (Females Age 15+), International Labor Office Global Employment Trends
  7. (4) Angel-Urdinola and Leon-Solano 2013, p.3
  8. (5) - (9) World Bank, Enterprise Surveys, using latest year available for each country