Publications

2017

  1. Taqeem - Evidence to improve youth and women's employment in the Middle East and North Africa

    17 July 2017

    TAQEEM (meaning “evaluation” in Arabic) is a technical support programme of the International Labour Organization and IFAD whose aim is to increase effectiveness of youth and women employment interventions in the Middle East and North Africa.

  2. The impact of skills training on the financial behaviour, employability and educational choices of rural young people: Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Morocco

    14 July 2017

    The “Impact report” series disseminates research reports from Taqeem-supported impact evaluations. Reports include baseline, endline and qualitative studies which describe the impact estimates of evaluations of youth employment interventions based on experimental and quasi-experimental designs.

  3. Promoting women’s empowerment in the Middle East and North Africa: A rapid evidence assessment of labour market interventions

    14 July 2017

    The Taqeem Impact Brief Series documents how organizations measure outcomes of their employment programmes, the tools that are applied and the findings and recommendations that emerge to assist them in improving impacts and programme design. This rapid evidence assessment analyses gender equality outcomes of Active Labour Market Programmes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

  4. +789 million and counting: The sub-Saharan African equation

    20 June 2017

    This research brief explores the opportunities that economic diversification offer to foster structural transformation in sub-Saharan Africa.

  5. Long-term unemployment in Central Europe: A review of its nature and determinants in five countries

    01 June 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 218

  6. The role of investment incentives for structural transformation: A comparative analysis of investment incentives legislation in developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia

    18 May 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 211

  7. Pro-employment budgeting in the United Republic of Tanzania: A country study

    17 May 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 213

  8. Zambia’s Employment Outlook: Diversification, Formalization and Education

    26 April 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 212

  9. ILO's Youth Employment Brochure

    15 March 2017

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

    16 February 2017

  11. Evaluating the results of an agricultural cooperative support programme: Business practices, access to finance, youth employment

    31 January 2017

    The “Impact report” series disseminates research reports from Taqeem-supported impact evaluations. Reports include baseline, endline and qualitative studies which describe the impact estimates of evaluations of youth employment interventions based on experimental and quasi-experimental designs.

  12. Macroeconomic policy, employment and decent work in India

    19 January 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 205

  13. The role of labour market and sectoral policies in promoting more and better jobs in low middle income countries: Issues, evidence and policy options: The case of India

    19 January 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 206

  14. Jobs and skills for youth: review of policies for youth employment in Mongolia

    19 January 2017

2016

  1. The role of labour market and sectoral policies in promoting more and better jobs in China: Issues, evidence and policy options

    25 November 2016

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 208

  2. The role of monetary and fiscal policies in promoting more and better jobs in China: Issues, evidence and policy options

    25 November 2016

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 207

  3. Youth employment in Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States

    08 November 2016

    This brief provides an overview of trends, recent policy developments and recommendations with regards to youth employment in Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States.

  4. Structural transformation to boost youth labour demand in sub-Saharan Africa: The role of agriculture, rural areas and territorial development

    01 November 2016

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 204

  5. Is there a case for front-loaded fiscal consolidation in Azerbaijan?

    12 October 2016

    This paper critically reviews the case for fiscal consolidation in Azerbaijan by adopting a growth and employment perspective. It commences with a global and comparative context in order to point out that, since 2010, fiscal consolidation has become a major feature of the global policy agenda. This development has been shaped by the experience of the Eurozone countries. Hence, there is much that Azerbaijan can learn by revisiting the European experience. The paper then discusses the case of Azerbaijan. It notes that fiscal consolidation is a perennial feature of public policy discourse in Azerbaijan. Such a discourse is often driven by international financial institutions. The paper assembles both analytical arguments and relevant empirical evidence to suggest that front-loaded fiscal consolidation on a significant scale will impose costs in terms of reduced growth momentum and employment prospects. These negative consequences are unlikely to be compensated by long-run gains in terms of enhanced macroeconomic stability and private sector-led economic diversification. The paper concludes by offering policy recommendations.

  6. Interventions to Improve the Labour Market Outcomes of Youth: A Systematic Review of Training, Entrepreneurship Promotion, Employment Services and Subsidized Employment Interventions

    10 August 2016

    This systematic review investigates the impact of training and skills development, entrepreneurship promotion, employment services, and subsidised employment interventions on the labour market outcomes of young women and men. The systematic review and meta-analysis is based on evidence from 113 counterfactual-based impact evaluations of 107 active labour market programmes in 31 low-, middle- and high-income countries.