The Colombo Plan Staff College is pleased to introduce its newest publication entitled: "Transforming TVET in the Asia-Pacific Region for the Future: Innovations and Ideas for Socio-Economic Development". This book is a compilation of papers presented during the International Conference on Innovations in TVET for Socio-Economic Development held in Kathmandu, Nepal from October 4-5, 2018.

This book features a total of 20 papers and case studies presented by the participants from Bhutan, China Ecuador, Fiji, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand as well as from organizations such as the Colombo Plan Staff College, Diploma Engineers Association of Nepal (DEAN), Council of Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) and the Asian Development Bank. With the compilation of these papers, we aim to provide a reliable and credible resource material that can be used by academics, researchers and experts from all over the region and beyond.