Jobs measurement and employment impact assessment

E-learning Course on Employment Impact Assessment

Jobs measurement and employment impact assessment

29 May–7 July 2023
The course is available in English
Introduction to the course

Employment impact assessment is key to increasing the effectiveness of policies intended to promote decent jobs. In times of crisis of the kind the world is currently facing, the importance of timely and accurate assessment is greater than ever. In the light of these issues, the aim of this course is to improve the design and implementation of policies for the creation of decent jobs by building the capacity of all relevant stakeholders to identify, measure and assess the effects on employment of economic, sectoral, trade-related and labour market policies. Special attention will be paid to assessment of the impact on employment of pandemics like COVID-19.

Who attends this course?

This course will be of particular interest to: - 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; - Staff of programme-management teams from private-sector entities, non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations; -Operational staff of international organizations, regional development banks and bilateral donor agencies that design or finance programmes impacting employment.

What is this course about?

The course will teach the competencies needed to make informed decisions about how to measure and evaluate the results of interventions to promote decent jobs for women and men, with focus on vulnerable groups such as youth, rural populations and informal workers.

The content provided will build on the methodologies, tools, and approaches developed by the ILO and its partners to forecast jobs creation and evaluate outcomes, such as:

  • 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 and ex-post impact analysis: a wide array of methods
  • Evidence uptake in policy formulation.
Why should I join?
  • This e-learning course consists of a blend of online resources, live webinar 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.
  • Successful completion of the course leads to an official ITCILO Certificate of Participation. Kindly note that Certificates of Participation will be issued only to participants who have completed at least 80 per cent of the activities planned for this course (including attendance of webinar sessions and completion of individual and group exercises).

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