Pakistan employment trends 2008: Youth

Provides information and analysis focusing on young people. It presents a quantitative assessment of the realities of Pakistan’s youth labour market and identifies the challenges facing young people.

Pakistan, like many other developing countries, had no Labour Market Information System in place. In 2007, the Ministry of Labour launched the project “Labour Market Information and Analysis (LMIA)” in the HRD Wing of the Labour and Manpower Division with the technical and financial assistance of the ILO and UNDP.

The objective of the project is to collate data and information from various sources at both federal and provincial level, and establish a database containing an internationally adopted set of Key Indicators of the Labour Market. The database will be used to monitor employment trends, analyse labour market developments and decent work achievements so as to provide guidance to the policy-makers.