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
USAID, JBS International, Inc.
The report examines six key question areas regarding cross-sector strategies for positive youth development (PYD) worldwide: Reasons for international donors to invest in PYD, current trends, relevant frameworks, how comprehensive approaches can contribute to positive outcomes, state of current evidence, and gaps in the research.
USAID, JBS International, Inc.
This report draws from a review of 54 studies of programs related to youth workforce development to assess what packages of workforce development services work best for which populations.
Education Development Center, USAID
Established in 2009, Akazi Kanoze (AK) meaning “work well done” in Kinyarwanda, provides Rwandan youth ages 14-35 with market-relevant life and work readiness training and support, hands-on training opportunities, and links to the employment and self-employment job market. Akazi Kanoze builds capacity and creates linkages between youth, the Rwandan economy and the public and private sector so that youth can access increased opportunities for productive engagement in society.
This guide presents an overview of how and why to select specific sectors as part of a labor market assessment (LMA). It covers how to identify which sectors are the largest employers; which are the most competitive in export markets; where there is the greatest potential for growth, for job creation and, ideally, employment of the target population(s).
Check out Workforce Connections' Measuring Employment Outcomes for Workforce Development Briefing Paper from the Measuring Employment Outcomes event held February 5th, 2015.
This publication was prepared by John Lindsay and Sara Babb of FHI 360 through the Workforce Connections project. This paper is the result of extensive conversations, literature review, and web research.
At the request of the USAID mission in Kenya, the FHI 360 Workforce Connections team conducted a Labor Market Assessment (LMA) to analyze the youth workforce and labor market in Kenya.
The assessment team was asked to identify and propose interventions that would have the highest potential sector and economy wide impacts that lead to generation of employment, better labor market outcomes and strategies for effective youth participation.
A Tool for Implementing Labor Market Assessments
USAID’s Workforce Connections (WC) is a program that promotes evidence-based learning and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange with the goal of improving the capacity of USAID and its industry partners to deliver quality workforce development programming. One of WC’s activities has been the creation of labor market assessment (LMA) tools.