OECD Local Skills Week 2024: Talent for the twin transitions


Ashwani Aggarwal

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Workgroup Lead (Skills and Lifelong Learning Policy and Digitalisation)


Ashwani Aggarwal is the Global Workgroup Leader for Skills and Lifelong Learning Policy, Systems, and Digitalization at the International Labour Organization (ILO). He holds a PhD in the governance of skill systems and institutions and has provided guidance to over 60 nations worldwide to enhance their skills and youth employment policies and programs. With a 35-year career spanning various sectors including the private sector, government, and international organizations, he has played a pivotal role in the development of international labour standards for quality apprenticeships, spearheaded high-profile research initiatives, and authored several publications. His contributions have been instrumental in the establishment of pioneering skills policies, systems, and programs in numerous countries, including apprenticeships, informal and rural economy, micro-credentials, recognition of prior learning, digitalization of TVET, social inclusion, gender equality and centre of excellence. Additionally, he specializes in fostering partnerships between the public and private sectors.

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