Publication
Market systems analysis of the food service sector for employment inclusion of refugees in Egypt
Publication Date: 20 Feb 2024
Source: ILO
The study identifies concrete and evidence-informed pilot interventions, which can be implemented within the scope of the PROSPECTS programme and that allow to address key constraints through digital and non-digital interventions to contribute to a transformative impact in the sector and in the livelihoods of refugees by facilitating SMEs’ growth and create more and better jobs for refugees and host communities alike.
Publication
Review of national policy, legislative and regulatory frameworks and practice
Publication Date: 20 Feb 2024
Source: ILO
Through PROSPECTS programme, the ILO has undertaken a national policy, legislative and regulatory frameworks and practice review. This review includes an analysis of current legislation, policies and regulatory frameworks, and how their implementation works in practice across the eight PROSPECTS countries to support the governments in policy, legislation, regulatory development and/or reform as appropriate.

Through this review, the ILO seeks to explore further opportunities to strengthen policy, legislative and institutional environments and mechanisms, working closely with host governments and other national actors and partners.

By providing a comprehensive and robust picture of the situation on the ground, the report offers actionable areas of intervention to support policy development, reform and implementation capacity of the host governments, other national and local actors, including the social partners, to enhance inclusion and protection.
Publication
Socio-economic profiling of refugees and asylum seekers in Egypt
Publication Date: 20 Feb 2024
Source: ILO
This study profiles the socio-economic characteristics of refugees and asylum seekers in Egypt. It is based on a nationally representative sample of 2,600 working-age refugees (aged 15–64), drawn from the UNHCR registry of refugees and asylum seekers. The survey was conducted by phone from 17 November to 9 December 2021.
Publication
Improving skills and lifelong learning for workers in the informal economy to promote decent work and enhance transitions to formality
Publication Date: 12 Feb 2024
Source: ILO
Workers in the informal economy face barriers to training due to costs and limited availability. Women encounter greater challenges accessing opportunities. Employers invest less in training than formal counterparts, and available programs may not be suitable or recognized. Therefore, governments can expand financing options and make training more flexible. The paper highlights strategies including aligning programs with labour market demands and investing in basic skills education as well as targeted interventions that are essential for enhancing access and relevance in skills training.
Event
Showcase Platform for MENA countries III
Event Date: 05 Dec 2022
Sources: Other sources-CAT International, American University in Cairo Career Center

A platform for institutions and individuals to share thir innovative and high quality inititaves to promote career development support in diverse contexts and for learners at different stages in their educational and career pathways.

In this session: 

The role of experiential learning in bridging the academia-industry gap by the American University in Cairo Career Center.

Time: 11:00 – 12:30 CEST 

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82728491449?pwd=VHZscnMyeVdOTHVQbWdWWHJGM01Mdz09

Meeting ID: 827 2849 1449
Passcode: 279693