Snapshot of Trends in USAID Workforce Development Programming

Workforce Connections, FHI 360

The Workforce Connections inventory is an evolving collaborative learning initiative in support of the project’s objective to generate, synthesize, and disseminate evidence. We examined a USAID-funded portfolio of $1.2 billion of projects awarded since 2008 that either have a workforce development focus or include workforce development as a significant component, by drawing from existing project databases and input from community of practice members.  Based on this review, we present here a preliminary analytical snapshot. 

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Workforce Development Strategies Methodology Guide

PricewaterhouseCoopers, USAID

This early stage diagnostic and strategic planning guide is meant to help policy-makers, educators and industry stakeholders understand how competitiveness and workforce development are linked in a sector, with a focus on industry clusters and competitiveness. The guide presents the diagnostic as a four-stage process: Explore, Examine, Envision, and Engage.

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Sector Competitiveness Analysis Tools: Reference Guide


The World Bank Sector Competitiveness Analysis Tools (SCAT) Reference Guide provides a step-by-step approach, using a framework and encyclopedic set of tools, to identify sectors and products with the most competitiveness potential, and then carry out public-private dialogue to analyze the gaps in a sector’s environment and come up with public, private and public-private action items. The guide draws extensively on data sources and techniques from the economics, trade, bu

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Job Creation and Local Economic Development

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development LEED Program

This publication highlights new evidence on policies to support job creation, bringing together the latest research on labour market, entrepreneurship and local economic development policy to help governments support job creation in the recovery. It  also includes  a set of country pages featuring, among other things, new data on skills supply and demand at the level of smaller OECD regions (TL3).

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Labour Market Transitions of Young Women and Men in Armenia

International Labor Organization, The MasterCard Foundation

This report presents the highlights of the 2012 School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS) run together with the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia (NSSRA) within the framework of the ILO Work4Youth Project.

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UN System-Wide Action Plan on Youth Report 2014

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), in its role as permanent co-chair of the UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development, was requested to take the lead in developing and overseeing the implementation of the Youth-SWAP.

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Rights@Work 4 Youth: Decent Work for Young People

International Labor Organization

The aim of this learning package is to support trade unions, employment services, education and training institutions, as well as youth organizations, in their initiatives aimed at raising young people's awareness of their rights at work. The package consists of a guide for facilitators and toolkit that provide hands-on examples of recruitment practices and workplace situations.

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G20: Promoting Better Labour Market Outcomes for Youth

International Labor Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

All G20 economies face considerable challenges in ensuring that young people are well integrated into the world of work. A joint ILO-OECD report on youth employment was prepared for the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting held in Melbourne, Australia, 10-11 September 2014. This report  provides an update of trends in youth labour markets and highlights a number of policy issues that countries can consider in order to overcome the youth employment crisis.