Next week! Eval-Africa Seminar on Labour Market Interventions

To celebrate the International Year of Evaluation, CLEAR Anglophone Africa has planned a series of seminars throughout different African universities and Government institution.

The latest seminar will focus on the initiatives targeted at eradicating unemployment in South Africa and the lessons learnt from these evaluations. Unemployment is a problem in South Africa: about 25 percent of adults and out-of-school youth do not have a job. Two thirds of the unemployed are below the age of 35 years and many of them have little, if any, work experience. While other middle-income countries have seen increases in education achieved during the 1980s and 1990s translate into productivity and employment growth, South Africa has not experienced similar gains. Despite modest economic growth, the South African economy has created an insufficient number of jobs to make up for the additional individuals that have entered the labor force over the last 20 years.

The seminar will be on the 9th of December 2015 at DPME, Grosvenor St, Pretoria.

– Youth job search assistance:  randomised evaluation with Harambee Youth Accelerator:  Kate Orkin
– Labour Regulation and Demand:  Emmanuel Bakirdjian
– Job counselling, Productivity Signals and Employment: randomized evaluation with Department of Labour: Rulof Burger
Panel Discussion facilitated by Dr Neil Rankin

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