Taqeem Initiative: What Works in Youth Employment

Taqeem (meaning "evaluation" in Arabic) is a partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as part of an IFAD-financed project, titled “Strengthening gender monitoring and evaluation in rural employment in the Near East and North Africa.”

Through rigorous impact research, this capacity development and learning grant project aims to understand “what works” in the promotion of gender mainstreaming, with the ultimate goal of reaching gender equality in rural employment outcomes across the region.
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    Capacity Development

    Taqeem provides technical assistance and training to partners with the objective of creating a critical mass of evaluation expertise in the MENA region.

  2. Impact Research

    Taqeem supports and conducts research to build evidence for effective design and implementation of policies and programmes targeting young people and women in rural areas.

  3. Policy Dialogue

    Taqeem disseminates findings and recommendations from impact research to policy makers and practitioners who are using the evidence to improve programming and policy decisions. The objective is to ensure gender and rural mainstreaming in youth employment strategies.

Latest

  1. Impact Report Series, Issue 13

    Labour market challenges of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon: A qualitative assessment of Employment Service Centres

    11 October 2018

    The “Impact Report Series” disseminates research reports from Taqeem-supported impact evaluations. Reports include baseline, endline and qualitative reports which describe the research designs, methodologies, interventions under investigation and policy and programmatic findings and recommendations.

  2. Impact Report Series, Issue 12

    Assessing the impact on employability and quality of employment of non-formal apprenticeships in agriculture-related trades

    25 September 2018

    The “Impact Report Series” disseminates research reports from Taqeem-supported impact evaluations. Reports include baseline, endline and qualitative reports which describe the research designs, methodologies, interventions under investigation and policy and programmatic findings and recommendations.

  3. Forum on evidence and impact measurement

    What Works in Youth and Women’s Employment in MENA?

    On 7 & 8 May, the ILO will join partners to share the current status and progress on what works in youth and women’s employment in the MENA region while promoting multi-sectoral collaboration to define and address priorities for policy formulation. Key to this is the regional Community of Practice on Youth Employment, to facilitate knowledge sharing, partnership creation and up-scaling of successful youth employment interventions.

News

  1. Podcast: Employment seminar series

    Future Skills and Educational Ecosystems for Societal Transformation: How to thrive in a complex world

    07 December 2018

    What are the new and emerging skills? Do current training and education models stand a chance? What has to change? These were among the questions discussed during the Employment Policy Department seminar with Dr. Pavel Luksha, the founder of Global Education Futures, held on 7 December, 2018.

  2. International Training Centre of the ILO

    Academy on Youth Employment

    The 2-week Youth Employment Academy, hosted by the ILO's Turin Centre, enhances the capacity of labour market practitioners to develop comprehensive strategies to tackle the multifaceted dimensions of the youth employment challenge.

  3. Preview: Innovations for Decent Jobs for Youth

    Guide on Measuring Decent Jobs for Youth: Monitoring, evaluation and learning in labour market programmes

    02 May 2018

    The Guide on Measuring Decent Jobs for Youth will be launched at the Innovations for Decent Jobs for Youth event on 2 May at the ILO in Geneva. The seven part volume is the first comprehensive guidance to evaluating, monitoring and learning in labour market programmes targeting young people.