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11 novembre 2019 - 15 novembre 2019

Measuring decent jobs: Monitoring, assessment and learning in labour market policies

11 novembre 2019 - 15 novembre 2019

Measuring decent jobs: Monitoring, assessment and learning in labour market policies

Measuring decent jobs: Monitoring, assessment and learning in labour market policies

Informations sur les cours

11 November 2019 - 15 November 2019

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Turin

Code: A9012100

Date limite d'inscription: 27 October 2019

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Description

Description

This course aims at supporting the design and implementation of policies that would enhance employment creation in terms of quantity and quality, by building the capacity of all relevant stakeholders to identify, measure and assess the employment effects of policies, being those economic, sectoral, trade 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 that have the objective of promoting decent jobs for women and men, with a particular focus on rural populations and informal workers.

Groupe cible

Groupe cible

This course is of particular interest to: (1) Government officials involved in the design and implementation of policies that generate impacts on employment, notably staff from ministries of labour and employment, economy, planning, education and training; (2) Staff from programme management teams, from private sector entities, from non-governmental organisations and from community-based organisations; (3) Operational staff from international organisations, regional development banks and bilateral donor agencies which design or finance programmes that generate impacts on employment.

Partnerships

Partnerships

The course is a joint collaboration between:

  • The ILO’s Employment Policy Department and its taskforce on Employment Impact Assessment
  • The STRENGTHEN project, a joint initiative of the EU and the ILO that aims to strengthen the capabilities of country partners to analyse and design sectoral and trade policies
  • The Advancing the Decent Work Agenda in North Africa’ (ADWA) project, a partnership between the Government of Sweden - through the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) - and the ILO

Background

Background

Employment is a key driver for development as it constitutes a bridge between economic growth and poverty reduction. People and households moving out of poverty most often do this by moving into more productive and decent jobs or improving existing jobs. Alternatively, shortage of adequate decent employment opportunities is recognised as a root cause of migration, becoming more and more critical in view of demographic developments that will see record numbers of youth entering the labour market in the coming decades.

 In this context, the global community identified decent job creation as one of the priorities of the 2030 development agenda, Goal 8 on Decent Jobs and Economic Growth. As such, governments, with support from the ILO and key development partners, are formulating policies to ensure populations are benefiting from decent employment opportunities and that their economies are responding to the challenge of rapidly changing future world of work. It is widely recognized that achieving this goal requires an approach where the goal of more and better jobs is at the heart of development policy, and it is integrated in economic, sectoral and trade policies. Governments and social partners are called upon to not only honour these political commitments but monitor and assess progress towards their achievements.

 Monitoring and assessing the impacts of decent work policies and programmes requires a unique set of skills. Impact assessment can be undertaken ex ante or ex post and involves analysis of the impact on labour markets, both on the demand and supply side. Commonly used methods to assess employment impacts include general equilibrium models, input-output analysis, social accounting matrixes, experimental and quasi-experimental methods, among others. Rigorous employment impact assessment helps to close evidence gaps and understand better “what works” in the formulation and delivery of employment policy.

Importantly, impact assessment allows practitioners involved in a diverse set of policies to appropriately and accurately measure job impacts. This includes strategies aimed at public investment through labour intensive works programmes and other sectoral approaches, trade policies and labour market programmes to activating disadvantaged groups such as youth, rural women or disabled people, or programmes to promote the transition of workers from the informal to the formal economy.

With this in mind, ITCILO in partnership with the ILO’s Employment Policy Department are offering a course on “Measuring impacts of decent jobs: Monitoring, assessment and learning in labour market policies and programmes”. The course will be based on the methodologies, tools and approaches developed by ILO and its partners to both forecast job creation outcomes and evaluate outcomes ex-post. These include the "Guide on Measuring Decent Jobs for Youth", "Employment impact assessments: a review of methodologies", and "Assessing the Effects of Trade on Employment: an Assessment Toolkit".

Course objectives

Course objectives

Upon participation, it is expected that participants:

  • Have improved or updated their comprehension of concepts and methods of assessing impacts on employment generated by a wide range of policies
  • Are able to design gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation plans
  • Are able to apply basic quantitative assessment techniques

Structure and contents

Structure and contents

The integration of a monitoring and evaluation plan in employment programmes is crucial to determine their successful achievement of results. This course will offer specific leads on how to plan for impact assessment right from the design phase of such programmes and a pragmatic step-by-step training for implementing the evaluation will be followed over the five days of the course. The course will include:

  • Conceptualising employment indicators and using these indicators according to the theory of change
  • Discussing the different types of assessment and their suitability for different types of interventions
  • Focusing on ex-ante models of employment forecasting such as general equilibrium models, input-output analysis or social accounting matrix
  • Finding out about data needs, sampling  and data collection tools
  • Managing the evaluation: timeline, budget, data collection and analysis, findings dissemination.

A selection of case studies focused on the impact on employment of different types of policies will be analysed. Gender issues and the needs of the most vulnerable groups will be carefully mainstreamed.

Methodology

Methodology

The course is learner-centred and highly participatory. The programme will combine interactive presentation by subject-matter specialists, real country cases, debates and group exercises. Country cases will be based on participant’s own projects. Different learning techniques will be applied in order to facilitate collaborative construction of knowledge and experience sharing among participants.

Contact us

youth@itcilo.org

Tuition cost: 1615

Subsistence cost: 635

Total cost: 2250

 

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