VEEDA, August 2017

This case study explores how systemic changes has unfolded in Serbia’s vocational education and training system improving the employability of young people. Using a variety of tactics, the project changed the curriculum development process in the wood and furniture sector sustainably. The case highlights that empowering market system players to take part and co-own a reform process is paramount for a positive change. This however does not take place unless projects choose the right facilitation tactics that unleash their incentives and capacities. Systemic changes unfold in various, not necessarily sequential phases; projects need to adapt strategies and tactics as new players become the focus of evolving interventions.

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