How far is the world progressing towards comprehensive qualifications frameworks? The 2015 global inventory of regional and national qualifications frameworks, compiled by Cedefop, Unesco-HQ, the European Training Foundation and the Unesco Institute for Lifelong Learning, was launched on 25 April in Riga, Latvia.
The inventory showcases 86 countries and examines how learning outcomes of all types of learning - formal, non-formal and informal - are being integrated into regional and national qualifications frameworks.
Volume I consists of six chapters on themes such as the impact of national qualification frameworks (NQFs), links between NQFs and validation systems, and the development of world reference levels of learning outcomes.
The global inventory charts progress toward NQF goals, drawing on extensive research in the field of qualifications. The next edition is scheduled for 2017.