Employment impact assessment in the time of Coronavirus

Employment impact assessment in the time of Coronavirus

Employment impact assessment in the time of Coronavirus

22 June–31 July 2020
The course is available in English
Key features
High-level expertise

Learn from ILO specialists, ITCILO trainers, and international experts

Learn differently

Fully engage and interact with an international cohort from where you are

Three phases

Learning begins at your own pace, continues through interactive "real time" sessions and ends with an individual assignment

Introduction to the course

This course aims to improve the design and implementation of policies intended to promote job creation by building the capacity of all relevant stakeholders to identify, measure and assess the employment effects of economic, sectoral, trade-related or labour market policies. In particular, the course will impart the competencies needed to make informed decisions about how to best measure and evaluate the results of interventions to promote decent jobs for women and men, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups as youth, rural populations and informal workers. This year the course is offered in an innovative e-learning format and special attention will be given to the assessment of employment impacts of pandemics like COVID-19.

Who attends this course?

This course will be of particular interest to: (1) government officials involved in the design and implementation of policies impacting employment, in particular the staff of ministries of labour and employment, economy, planning, education and training; (2) the staff of programme-management teams from private-sector entities, non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations; (3) the operational staff of international organizations, regional development banks and bilateral donor agencies that design or finance programmes impacting employment.

What topics does this course cover?

This course is based on methodologies, tools, and approaches developed by the ILO and its partners to forecast jobs creation and evaluate outcomes.

  • The ILO approach to employment impact assessment, including impacts of pandemics like COVID-19
  • Employment indicators and their use according to the theory of change
  • Ex-ante versus ex-post impact analysis : a wide array of methods
  • Evidence uptake in policy formulation
What will I learn?

Participants will learn how to assess employment impacts and close evidence gaps.

  • Theoretical background and empirical applications of a wide array of impact assessment methods:
    • The new ILO nowcasting model used to assess employments impact of COVID-19
    • Input-Output Tables and Social Accounting Matrices
    • Local Multipliers
    • Sectorial Decomposition Analysis
    • General Equilibrium Models
    • Randomized Control Trials
    • Quasi-experiments
  • All about data needs and collection tools; the use of real-time data
  • All about institutional capacities needed
What will I be able to do?
  • Plan and manage Employment Impact Assessments, from timeline definition to dissemination of findings
  • Identify the most suitable method to assess a given type of employment promotion intervention
  • Design Employment Impact Assessments that consider both the quantity and quality dimensions of employment.
Why should I join?
  • This new e-learning course consists of a blend of online resources, 'real time' interactive sessions led by ILO specialists and ITCILO experienced trainers, individual and collaborative group exercises using our eCampus platform
  • You will have the opportunity to work on the impact assessment of your own project, benefiting from peers’ advice and coaching from ILO specialists, all without needing to travel.
  • Successful candidates receive an ITCILO Certificate of Achievement

The course consists of a number of online modules offered through the eCampus online platform to be completed over a period of six weeks from 22 June to 31 July 2020, for an estimated total of 60 learning hours.

The course is broken down into three phases:

  • Pre-course learning: Flexible (asynchronous) self-guided online learning on eCampus and an end of phase assessment
  • Real time' learning: Live interactive sessions and engaging video presentations by highly experienced trainers, blended with individual and collaborative group exercises
  • Final assignment: A final assignment focused on the design of an impact assessment of your own project or based in a case study.

Participants who successfully complete all activities and the final assignment will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

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