Contributing to the global debate on employment promotion.
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Poor people’s lives are complex. To be successful, labor market policies targeting the poor must be designed and implemented differently than for other target groups.
JobTech can fill in pieces of the youth employment puzzle in Africa, with a wide range of applications. This includes facilitating access to job experience, supporting job search, and promoting remote work opportunities.
There is no commonly accepted definition for “employability” in the literature, leaving ample room for contradictory interpretation across projects and making it difficult to measure success in a consistent way.
Countless studies have been conducted to analyze the employment related impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. What lessons can we learn from those assessments for future employment diagnostics in crisis and non-crisis times?
Many developed countries struggle to make their energy transition socially inclusive, leaving women and other groups behind. What can we expect in LMICs where gender inequalities are often more severe to begin with?
What is the benefit of offering active and passive labor market policies in combination? An evaluation of the French “Garantie Jeunes” program found positive effects on employment.
Phineo’s „Wirkt-Siegel“ bezieht sich in der Analyse nur unzureichend auf rigorose Wirkungsmessung. Einige Änderungen können aber schon helfen hier mehr Transparenz zu schaffen.
Good customer experience is not just important for private sector companies. Employment promotion interventions can leverage Human-Centered Design to tackle implementation challenges such as low attendance or high dropout rates.
Rigorous impact evaluations remain rare in German development cooperation. We introduce rapid learning evaluations as a tool to improve programs by testing design and implementation alternatives.
Big tech has figured out how to use human decision-making processes to keep its workforce engaged. Can we use the same tricks to help entrepreneurs in low- and middle-income countries improve their business practices?
Starting and growing a business is a messy process with many decision points along the way. To be successful, entrepreneurship programs must account for the psychological and social context in which entrepreneurs operate.
COVID-19 is pushing businesses and other organizations to lay off staff or at least freeze hiring—including of interns. To minimize the negative impact on young people, remote internships and other options should be considered.