Knowledge Sharing Platform

  1. The ILO Taqeem online portal provides members of the Taqeem community of practice with an interactive space for sharing, information and discussion about evidence on "what works" to improve youth and women's rural employment.

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.
  1. © IFAD/Marco Salustro

    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.


  1. Knowledge Sharing Forum on Evidence and Impact Measurement

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

    The 2 day event will share knowledge and evidence on what works in youth and women’s employment by looking at case studies of the ILO-IFAD Community of Practice on Youth Employment for MENA countries. The interactive event will allow youth employment practitioners to set the agenda for knowledge generation in the region while learning about innovative techniques for results measurement.

  2. International Women's Day 2018

    Improving job opportunities for rural women through better results measurement

    08 March 2018

    The ILO and IFAD supported Taqeem Initiative pilots innovative M&E strategies for women and youth in the MENA region.

  3. Decent Work in the Rural Economy: Policy Guidance Note

    Empowering Women in the Rural Economy

    27 February 2018

    The goal of the policy guidance notes is to offer guidance to policymakers, the social partners and development practitioners on ways to effectively address employment- and labour-related issues in the rural context.


  1. Global Employment Trends for Youth 2017

    Weak recovery in youth labour markets demands a sweeping response

    30 November 2017

    Despite a significant fall in youth unemployment since the height of the economic crisis in 2009, persistent unemployment and a lack of quality job opportunities continue to hamper young people’s quest for decent work.

  2. ILO Work in Progress Blog

    Are young people overskilled or underskilled?

    30 October 2017

    ILO Taqeem blogs about their participation at the World Skills Competition 2017 held in Abu Dhabi

  3. Rural 21 Article: Tapping the potential of rural youth, Vol. 51 Nr. 3/2017

    Decent jobs for rural youth

    30 October 2017

    An article by the ILO Youth Employment Programme appeared in Rural21, the International Journal for Rural Development