Market Research & Assessments

ARTICLE: Recognising the economic contribution of women isn't feminism, it's fact

Despite the role that girls and women play in driving economic growth being widely acknowledged, it seems in practice, development programmes haven’t kept pace.

Five Steps to More Meaningful Youth Engagement

My name is Matthew French and I work for JBS International, Inc. This blog draws upon research conducted under contract with USAID’s office of Education (read the full youth engagement report here), as well as my own experiences working with young people.

Webinar Recording: Leveraging Labor Market Assessment Tools to Address the Youth Unemployment Challenge

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. These tools have been used to help inform program design in Lebanon, Kenya, and, most recently, in Zimbabwe, where the LMA team assessed overall economic trends and patterns, the resulting demand for skills, and the supply of workers and skills.

Resource Type: 
Presentation

Zimbabwe Labor Market Assessment

Recently the FHI 360 Workforce Connections project conducted a L

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Report

Reassessing Soft Skills for Work Readiness

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Workforce Connections
Event Date: 
Mar 12, 2015 (All day)

The Workforce Connections team including Child Trends and FHI 360 will be presenting a session on "Reassessing Key "Soft Skills" for Work Readiness: Priorities for Global Humanistic Education" at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society. The session will be presented by Laura Lippman of Child Trends, Rachel Carney of Child Trends, Kristin Brady of FHI 360 and Jacqueline Karau, Youth Representative.

Leveraging Labor Market Assessment Tools to Address the Youth Unemployment Challenge

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
USAID Workforce Connections
Event Date: 
Feb 19, 2015 (09:00am to 10:30am)

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

Monitoring and Impact Evaluation of Youth Employment Programmes

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
International Training Centre of the ILO
Event Date: 
Mar 23, 2015 (All day) to Mar 27, 2015 (All day)
Description
This course aims to improve the capacity to build rigorous monitoring and impact evaluation plans for youth employment programmes.
 
Training area
Employment Research, Analysis and Statistics
 
Target Group
Officials from ministries of youth, employment, education or training; representatives of international organizations and bilateral development agencies; social partners; NGOs.

Advancing Labor Market Assessments

Despite widespread dialogue on youth employment challenges, and increasing attention to the evaluation of “what works” in youth employment programs, guidance is limited on how practitioners and workforce stakeholders can identify the driving constraints and opportunities within a specific country context.

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Presentation

Labor Market Assessments Working Group Meeting: Workforce Development Systems

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Workforce Connections
Event Date: 
Dec 10, 2014 (10:00am to 11:30am)

This working group will focus on Workforce Development Systems. We will discuss important considerations, existing approaches, challenges, and needs. Groups can also apply for small learning grants to support their research, tool development and testing, and other learning initiatives.

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