By Eleanor Sohnen, Lara Goldmark, Tadzoka Pswarayi from Workforce Connections, Feb 19, 2015
USAID’s Workforce Connections (WC) is a program that promotes evidence-based learning and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange with the goal of improving the capacity of USAID and its industry partners to deliver quality workforce development programming. One of WC’s activities has been the creation of labor market assessment (LMA) tools.
An international forum for sharing results of the ILO’s Call for Papers on labour market transition of young women and men in developing countries. The Symposium offers an opportunity for researchers and development practitioners to discuss innovative research on themes of youth employment and labour market transitions and applicability to policy and programme advice and implementation.
This Microlinks seminar presents the Zimbabwe case as a means of sharing some of the tools and approaches involved in carrying out a labor market assessment. The session will also be an opportunity to provide feedback on these tools and approaches and to discuss labor market assessments more broadly
By Nicolas Serrière from International Labor Organization, The MasterCard Foundation, Oct, 2014
This report presents the highlights of the 2012 School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS) run together with the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia (NSSRA) within the framework of the ILO Work4Youth Project.
By The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Oct, 2014
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), in its role as permanent co-chair of the UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development, was requested to take the lead in developing and overseeing the implementation of the Youth-SWAP.
By International Labor Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Sep, 2014
All G20 economies face considerable challenges in ensuring that young people are well integrated into the world of work. A joint ILO-OECD report on youth employment was prepared for the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting held in Melbourne, Australia, 10-11 September 2014. This report provides an update of trends in youth labour markets and highlights a number of policy issues that countries can consider in order to overcome the youth employment crisis.
Workforce Connections brings together thinking across relevant disciplines including education, economic growth, and positive youth development. The aim is to build consensus over contextually appropriate and effective interventions, and provide guidance on measurement and evaluation of workforce development initiatives.
Child Trends will lead a two day consultative workshop to discuss core soft skills or competencies relevant for successful labor market outcomes in the context of international youth workforce development programs. (Invitation only, contact us for more information).
The two-day learning event will focus on innovations in the development of rural and agricultural markets amid global climate change. The conference will convene a melting pot of top industry leaders from financial institutions, donors, investors, private sector companies and development organizations. This year, the conference will explore the issue of climate change through three key learning tracks:
Action for Enterprise (AFE) is offering a series of three to five-day workshops that present the latest methodologies and practice for designing value-chain programs that incorporate strategies for sustainable impact. Participants will learn how to design programs that result in market-based solutions to MSME constraints such as market access, input supply, technology/product development, management training, policy reform, and access to finance.