Профессиональное образование и механизмы государственночастных партнерств в российских регионах
Recent work on economic development has pointed to productivity growth as an important factor in enabling countries to transition to the ranks of high-income economies. Vocational education is widely seen as one means of achieving this, although it requires a close match between the high-quality skills that firms demand and those skills actually taught. Recent efforts by the federal and regional governments in Russia have encouraged the spread of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) between the firms and vocational education institutions as a means to ensure such a match. There is a great deal of variation across regions in the forms of PPP and their adoption, however. This paper seeks to describe the forms of contemporary vocational education in Russia using a novel database of PPP in Russia’s regions. Summarizing the recent work, it also attempts to explain why regions vary in their adoption and spread.