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

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

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

13–17 Julio 2020
El curso está disponible en English

Economic, sectoral, trade, and labour market policies have the potential to enhance employment promotion. To maximize effectiveness, these policies must be researched, designed, and implemented with care. In this course, participants focus on different policies and strategies that aim to promote decent jobs, particularly for informal workers in rural areas.

Join this course to support sustainable employment promotion through policy making.

Key features
Learning methodologies

Training includes presentations, group exercises, and case studies

High-level resources

Subject matter specialists share insight and spark discussion

ILO standards

Course materials are rooted in tools and approaches developed by the ILO and its partners

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 rural populations and informal workers.

¿Quiénes participan en este curso?

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.

  • Monitoring and evaluation plans in employment programmes
  • Employment indicators and their use according to the theory of change
  • Types of assessments and suitability depending on the type of intervention
What will I learn?

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

  • All about data needs, sampling, and collection tools
  • How to manage evaluation, from timeline to dissemination of findings
  • The importance of ex-ante models of employment forecasting, such as general equilibrium models
What will I be able to do?

The goal of this course is to drive employment promotion through the monitoring and evaluation of decent work policies and programmes.

  • Utilize new concepts and methods to assess policy impact on employment generation
  • Design gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation plans
  • Apply basic quantitative assessment techniques
Why should I join?

The Turin Centre is known for its unconventional and highly effective learning methodologies.

  • This course was designed in partnership with the European Union and the Government of Sweden.
  • Learning methodologies include presentations by subject matter specialists, debates, and group exercises.
  • Participants work on individual projects, informed by country-specific case studies.

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