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Coding bootcamps : guide for practitioners (English)

Funded under the Jobs Umbrella Multi-Donor Trust Fund, the World Bank launched an initiative to assess the key success factors for rapid technology skills training programs (in particular, coding bootcamps) and measure their impact on young people in terms of employment and employability. This initiative is specifically focused on exploring avenues to support upskilling, and thereby reducing unemployment problem in urban settings with traditionally large and growing young populations in developing countries. The initiative aims to test whether coding bootcamps can create employment for low-entry tech skills and reduce the skills mismatch in emerging economies. This toolkit aims to help policy makers and private sector actors to effectively catalyze and leverage coding bootcamps for more and better employment and continuous learning in emerging markets. It draws on the practical experiences of selected bootcamp providers, engaged through the Decoding Bootcamps initiative, based in Colombia, Kenya, and Lebanon. It outlines the resources needed, in terms of human capacity, financial, organizational, and communication resources, to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate a coding bootcamp in an emerging market, as well as ensure its sustainability and ownership within a local technology innovation ecosystem. This toolkit provides a step by step guide for policymakers and practitioners to develop coding bootcamp programs. It provides advice on what it takes to organize training from scratch, and hence help form an opinion on the ultimate model on which to settle. The toolkit is preceded by a section providing examples on how to create and promote an enabling environment for bootcamps. Each section ends with pertinent actionable guidance, listed in order of priority. While the toolkit is primarily oriented towards policy makers, it also serves to inform a broader set of stakeholders, including private and nonprofit organizations, international donors, and entrepreneurs.


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Coding bootcamps : guide for practitioners (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.