Meeting challenges

A training activity on “Strengthening labour market information systems in Mozambique” is taking place in Turin and Rome on 12 to 20 October

Recent years have seen increasing worldwide demands for good quality statistical data from policy makers and social partners. The need is particularly high in developing countries such as Mozambique where existing labour market information systems are not strong enough to allow the regular production of timely and reliable labour market statistics.

As part of its effort to accelerate progress towards the objective of full and productive employment and decent work for all, the Government of Mozambique is in the process of establishing a labour market observatory. The establishment of the labour market observatory is intended to enhance the country’s capacity to collect and distribute reliable and comprehensive information on the labour market and to monitor it through a set of decent work indicators that support evidence-based policy making.

As part of this endeavour, a delegation of ten Mozambican officials from the Ministry of Labour, Employmet and Social Security, the National Institute of Employment and Vocational Training and the Executive Committee for the Reform of Professional Education (COREP) are currently taking part in a tailor-made capacity building training programme on campus. The training provides a unique opportunity to discuss the institutional challenges of labour market information systems in Mozambique and identify some practical measures to strengthen institutional capacity for the production, analysis and dissemination of labour market statistics.

The face-to-face part of the training came to a successful conclusion on Friday. The delegation will travel to Rome for a study visit at the Italian Institute of Statistics on 19 and 20 October 2015.

International Training Centre of the ILO

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10127 Turin - Italy

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