Impact Report Series, Issue 13

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

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.

This report presents the results of the qualitative assessment of UNRWA’s Employment Service Centres in Lebanon. It is part of a research project titled “Measuring the Impact of Employment Service Centres in Lebanon”, a joint collaboration between ILO, UNRWA and the American University of Sharjah (AUS). The overall objective of the project is to study the impact of the services provided by ESCs on the employability of the Palestinian youth refugee population through quantitative and qualitative assessments. This qualitative reports aims to provide an in-depth description and assessment of the context in which ESCs operate and potential channels through which ESC services might impact their beneficiaries. The research is based on focus group discussions (FGDs) conducted with youth Palestinian jobseekers that are registered at the ESCs