Localized Labor Market Assessments: Process not Product (Recording and Slides)

  • Date Posted: May 13, 2022
  • Authors: Chelsea Dascher
  • Organizations: Making Cents International
  • Document Types: Case Study or Vignette, Other
  • Donor Type: US Agency for International Development

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Learn about Local Labor Market Assessments and how youth-serving organizations can use such assessments in their work. Watch the recording below: 

Event Description

Many labor market assessments provide important data on national employment trends and skills requirements so as to inform national-level policies and programs. But how can data from labor market assessments be put into use by youth-serving organizations at the local level-- those who are closest to young people and preparing them for the workforce?

This webinar offered insights on how to carry out Local Labor Market Assessments (LLMA) and feature the experiences of a youth-serving organization in Rwanda that has been implementing LLMAs over the past few years. We discussed how LLMAs are most useful when they are not a one-time product, but rather as an ongoing process that is implemented and regularly updated by local system actors.

Speakers:

  • Chris Murray, Senior International Technical Advisor, Education Development Center
  • Phanuel Sindayiheba, Program Manager, AEE Rwanda
  • Moderator: Rachel Blum, Senior Technical Advisor, Education Development Center

This webinar is open to all and will be especially useful to youth-serving organizations, those supporting workforce development, and international development practitioners involved in youth employment and skills development.

Presented by USAID's YouthPower 2: Learning and Evaluation Activity, the Business, Entrepreneurship, and Private Sector Engagement (BEPSE) Community of Practice (CoP), a group of youth, practitioners in youth-serving organizations, and policymakers.

This event included English closed captioning (cc).

About YouthPower 2: Learning and Evaluation (YP2LE)

YP2LE is a USAID-funded activity focused on building and disseminating the evidence on Positive Youth Development (PYD). YP2LE’s goal is to give program implementers, researchers, and young changemakers the information, tools, and resources they need to develop high-quality, impactful, and sustainable youth programs.

About the Community of Practice

The YP2LE Learning Network brings together diverse stakeholders who seek to learn more and share about youth development. As one of six communities of practice, the Business, Entrepreneurship, and Private Sector Engagement (BEPSE) group provides its community members with features and benefits for mutual sharing and collective learning. Learning more about the BEPSE and other CoPs on YouthPower.org and register to connect with these communities.

You must be a registered member of YouthPower.org in order to participate in the discussion group. Register today!