Taqeem Initiative: What Works in Youth Employment

Taqeem is a regional initiative of the ILO that aims to improve labour market outcomes of young people in the Middle East and North Africa by strengthening results measurement and evidence-based policies and programmes. This is achieved through an iterative cycle of (i) capacity development, (ii) impact research and (iii) policy influence.
  1. Capacity Development

    Taqeem provides technical assistance and training to partners with the objective of creating a critical mass of evaluation expertise in the Middle East and North Africa.

  2. Impact Research

    Taqeem supports and conducts research to build the evidence for effective design and implementation of youth employment programmes and policies.

  3. Policy Influence

    Taqeem disseminates findings and recommendations from impact research to policy makers and practitioners to increase the uptake of evidence in youth employment programming and policy making.


  1. Course

    ILO organizes Executive Course on Evaluating Active Labour Market Programmes (Amman, 2-6 July 2017)

  2. Report

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

  3. Evidence Symposium

    ILO and INSEAD invite policy makers, researchers and business leaders to Evidence Symposium: Promoting Entrepreneurship for Inclusive Growth and Decent Jobs (Abu Dhabi, 14-15 November 2016)

  4. Workshop

    ILO presents new evidence from randomized control trials in youth employment (Geneva, July 2016)

  5. Press release

    ILO to increase evidence on what works for youth employment in the Middle East and North Africa

  6. Impact Reports

    ILO publishes impact research on Entrepreneurship Edutainment in Egypt (RCT baseline report) and MEDA Maroc's 100 Hours to Success programme in Morocco (Qualitative assessment and RCT baseline report)

  7. Impact Briefs

    Impact Briefs highlight the progress made by seven youth-serving organizations of the Taqeem Community of Practice to improve results measurement

  8. Infographics

    ILO presents comparative information from Youth Employment Inventories (YEI) in Tunisia and Egypt about programme design, characteristics and achievements

  9. Final Report

    ILO offered two Executive Evaluation Courses on youth labour market programmes in Cairo, 2015, and in Sharjah, 2014

  10. Final Report

    The Egyptian Policy Lab on Youth Employment (April 2015) provided a platform for policy makers, researchers and practitioners to collaborate on strengthening evidence-based policies

  11. Call for proposals

    ILO launches Fund for Evaluation in Employment 2015 to build evidence on labour market impacts in the Middle East and North Africa

  12. Project

    ILO and IFAD partner to build evidence on gender in employment projects in the MIddle East and North Africa