Publications on youth employment

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. Towards an employment-friendly macroeconomic policy framework: The case of Armenia

    12 July 2017

    The background and context of the study leads one to suggest the following structure for this paper. Section 1 briefly highlights the labour market and employment challenges facing Armenia within the milieu of recent growth performance and structural change. Poverty trends will be highlighted and their links to labour market status will be noted. A critical review will be offered of the ‘old’ growth model that prevailed in the pre-crisis period and why that is no longer deemed to be effective. Section 2 will revisit the 2025 vision of the government and note the key employment related targets and policy actions proposed by the government. This will in turn entail a brief assessment of the extent to which progress has been made in relation to the proposed targets. Section three will suggest that the Armenian government cannot expect a great deal out of the current EFF. In particular, the government might wish to review a macroeconomic framework that is beholden to fiscal rules with their primacy on attaining fiscal consolidation rather than growth, employment and poverty reduction.

  4. Engaging employers in apprenticeship opportunities

    26 June 2017

    This joint OECD-ILO report examines best practices in employer engagement in apprenticeship programmes at the local level across nine countries.

  5. Basic principles of monitoring and evaluation of youth employment interventions

    05 June 2017

    This guide aims to provide youth employment practitioners with the main concepts, definitions and indicators that are used to monitor the performance and assess the impact of youth employment interventions. It gives practical examples and tips for the application of the monitoring and evaluation indicators.

  6. Mapping of outreach practices to support inactive young people in re-entering education or gaining employment

    05 June 2017

    This paper was commissioned by the ILO’s Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia in October 2015 with the aim of mapping the main initiatives and the lessons learnt from the implementation of outreach initiatives that targeted discouraged and other inactive young people.

  7. Indicator framework for monitoring the Youth Guarantee

    05 June 2017

    The aim of this guide is to offer easy-to-use tools to practitioners with the view to monitoring the performance of the measures included in the implementation plans of the national Youth Guarantee schemes.

  8. A literature review of the main elements for a social-cost benefit analysis of Youth Guarantees

    05 June 2017

    The aim of this paper is to review the current literature relating to social cost-benefit analysis (SCBA) with a view to developing a methodology for the assessment of youth employment policies and, more specifically, the Youth Guarantee (YG).

  9. Green Business Booklet

    12 May 2017

    Going green is not only good for the environment, but makes business sense too, as the greening of enterprises results in improved access to markets, higher productivity and cost savings. The Green Business Booklet is part of the Green Jobs packages and the Start and Improve Your Business series of products and helps aspiring entrepreneurs to come up with a green business idea and existing entrepreneurs to green their businesses.

  10. New automation technologies and job creation and destruction dynamics

    12 May 2017

    This policy brief addresses the following question: is the labour-replacing potential of the technological revolution so far-reaching that it is inherently different from what has been experienced in the past, and on balance is an inhibitor rather than a generator of decent work?