Impact Report, Issue 4

Towards Evidence-Based Active Labour Market Programmes in Egypt: Challenges and Way Forward

This report contributes to building consensus around the development of more effective, scalable and sustainable Active Labour Market Programmes (ALMPs) for youth in Egypt. This is achieved through three objectives: first, to provide an analysis of the policy framework and the key stakeholders influencing youth employment programming
in Egypt; second, to synthesize global evidence on the effectiveness of youth employment programmes, and reflect this in the context of existing ALMPs for young people in Egypt; and third, to provide recommendations on how to improve evidence uptake in the policy making process to improve youth labour market outcomes in Egypt.

Four key policy recommendations emerge as a basis for moving towards high quality, more effective and impactful ALMPs for young people in Egypt:

1. Reframe the employment promotion narrative from stand-alone measures and classic macro-economic frameworks towards job-rich, pro-employment policies
2. Foster a narrative which emphasises investments in young people
3. Work towards a common understanding of ALMPs and improve their reputation
4. Promote evidence-based programming