This Knowledge Brief shares lessons on how the World Bank’s Promoting Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Social Protection and Employment Programs project team in Haiti worked to enhance the identification of persons with disabilities and provide them with skills for service sector jobs. The Brief highlights the importance of focusing on demand-driven skills, working with mainstream training providers, and proactive outreach to employers.
This OECD paper reviews the experiences of OECD countries that have contracted out employment services through outcome-based payment schemes, focusing on the job brokerage, counselling and case-management employment services typically provided by public agencies. It highlights the need to carefully consider questions related to the design and implementation of this form of contracting: fostering competition amongst potential providers, setting appropriate minimum service requirements and prices for different client groups, and ensuring the accountability of providers through monitoring and evaluations.
This brief takes a closer look at the relationship between trade, employment and poverty reduction. Rather than being comprehensive on all aspects, it aims to give an evidence-based overview of some circumstances under which trade can lead to employment generation and poverty reduction that is relevant to Sida and its partners.
This guidance explains how employability centers can take the essential steps required for them to offer basic services: registering jobseekers, registering vacancies, job matching and referring jobseekers to employers, collecting and disseminating LMI and statistics, and counseling in some cases. It concludes with recommendations for revising the current service protocols, with a particular focus on registration and vacancy handling.
Supported by Gates Foundation, the report examines the market of tech-enabled career products that have emerged to help provide better career navigation and guidance. It also looks the potential of scaling guidance using online platforms, apps, gamified assessments, and multimedia.
UN Women has developed Empowering Women Migrant Workers from South Asia: Toolkit for Gender-Responsive Employment and Recruitment. The Toolkit provides guidance on ensuring the protection and promotion of the rights of women migrant workers throughout the labour migration cycle.
This is a stocktake summarizing evidence on “what works” in youth employment programs on both the supply and demand side. This paper is based on an extensive desk literature review and analyzes the major meta-analysis and literature reviews on both the labor demand side and labor supply.
This guide aims to provide general guidance to project managers and project teams on the design and implementation of integrated, cross-sectoral youth employment programs. Governments and development institutions too often implement activities and programs that target either the supply side or the demand side of the labor market without coordination or an explicit intent to create linkages that will maximize the impact of their interventions and improve job opportunities for youth.
This brief is part of the Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) Knowledge Brief series, which highlights the nuts and bolts of youth employment programs and discusses ways in which youth employment programs can make strategic use of their data.
This knowledge brief provides policy insights on reducing search barriers for job seekers and is a synthesis of 19 randomized evaluations looking at how to improve employment outcomes for job seekers.
This brief highlights the challenge transport costs present towards youth getting a job and some potential solutions to overcome it. It also shares an in-depth example of a solution at work with Harambee's experience in South Africa.
Career Builders Toolkit is a guide for creating, evaluating, and enhancing career counseling and youth support programs in global workforce development. The Toolkit provides empirically supported tools for program development and evaluation in collaborative career development and mental health capacity building efforts worldwide.
The purpose of this guide is to provide information, guidance, and tools for designing and implementing job placement services so that disadvantaged youth have a better chance of obtaining and retaining jobs in the highly competitive world of work.
This brief intends to guide employment service providers, government, businesses, and civil society agencies seeking to strengthen youth employment outcomes through impactful employment services to better design and coordinate their activities.
S4YE collaborated with LinkedIn to use LinkedIn’s unique data base to address the question: what is the alignment, or mismatch, between the skills employers are demanding and those among the young talent supply? It focuses on four middle-income countries (Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa) and analyzes 390,000 entry-level postings and 6.4 million LinkedIn profiles of youth ages 21-29 to better understand top industries of employment, as well as recruitment and skills trends.
This study provides a new lens for understanding labor market information systems (LMIS) and offers guidance for the focus and sequencing of investments in their development.
This short video explains the important role employment services play in job matching, enhancing employability, addressing skill mismatches, and linking support directly to employers and workers through operating various active labor market programs.
This brief summarizes the impact of a job search planning intervention on job search efficiency and employment among unemployed youth in South Africa. The planning intervention improved participants’ job search intensity and efficiency, leading to higher rates of employment.
This toolkit offers a series of guidelines and tools for institutions that want to offer career guidance services to disadvantaged youth and has been developed from learnings of the New Employment Opportunities (NEO) program in Latin America and the Caribbean.
This note describes best practices around career guidance for young people as part of a holistic youth employment effort and is designed to serve the needs of a variety of youth-serving institutions.