Assessment of private employment agency service provision in Ethiopia

The Public Employment Services (PES) and Private Employment Agencies (PrEAs) are considered as major actors in providing employment services throughout the country. However, there has been a continued call from different stakeholders and the public at large to devise policy solutions to address decent work deficits associated with local employment services provided by PrEAs. Accordingly, to inform evidence-based policy making the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in collaboration with the ILO undertook this assessment. This study assesses the effectiveness of the services being provided by PrEAs and identifies existing drawbacks in the services being provided by User Enterprises using PrEAs services.