More than two decades ago, policymakers from 14 countries at the inaugural International Symposium for Career and Public Policy challenged the career development community to make the economic and social development case for our field. Despite decades of practice, policymakers across the globe said we hadn’t made the case.

Flash forward 20 years and innumerable studies later, practice and research leaders have answered this challenge, and the career development sector now has a solid evidence base. One of the seminal reports in proving our worth, Career Guidance and Public Policy: Bridging the Gap, came from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in 2004. 

 It looked at the evidence from 14 countries and found that career development has an impact on the following:
•   Improvements on learning goals and acquisitions 
•   Labour market goals
•   Social, equity and inclusion impacts 

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