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Skills and labour market transitions for refugees and host communities
Publication Date: 17 May 2022
Source: Bilateral organizations-United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Labour Organization (ILO), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Finn Church Aid (FCA), ILO

This study is a joint collaboration of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Labour Organization (ILO), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Finn Church Aid (FCA) to identify good practices related to access to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes for refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs), as well as their host communities, and their transition to the labour market.

The study reviews TVET systems and programmes implemented by national ministries, private sector actors, development agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) across five countries - Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda – prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has created additional challenges for the livelihoods and inclusion of forcibly displaced people around the world.

Project documentation
SABER Workforce Development Uganda Country Report 2012
Publication Date: 13 Sep 2021
Source: International organizations-World Bank
The SABER-WfD benchmarking results reveal that while the country’s
political leaders are highly committed to WfD, the system’s capacity to deliver results is
lamentably weak. Addressing all the gaps will require sustained effort and collaboration
across multiple stakeholders inside and outside government. An urgent priority, however, is
to define the modus operandi for enlarging the role of employers and industry stakeholders.
Constituting and empowering an apex-level body to guide this effort would be a good start. By
focusing initially on a few key economic sectors with high growth prospects, this body’s
strategic quick wins in establishing effective partnerships between employers and training
providers would help clarify the operational arrangements for institutional autonomy and
accountability for results. Its experience would provide critical insights for the systemic
transformation of the BTVET sub-sector in the coming years.
Publication
Towards decent work for young refugees and host communities in the digital platform economy in Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Egypt
Publication Date: 12 Aug 2021
Source: ILO
The world of work is subject to digital transformation and has witnessed a rapid rise of the digital platform economy over the last decade. Despite a growing body of research on this topic, the specific implications of this transformation for refugees and other marginalized populations remains poorly understood. The ILO’s Youth Employment Accelerator and the PROSPECTS partnership commissioned the present research to set a basis for a series of upcoming interventions in the digital economy, and more specifically in relation to digital labour and e-commerce platforms within PROSPECTS target countries in Africa. With a focus on Kenya, Uganda and Egypt, this report aims to contribute to a better understanding of the main challenges and opportunities that digital labour and e-commerce platforms in Africa pose for supporting a wider transition to decent work, with a concentration on refugees, displaced persons and their host communities. It builds on important recent ILO publications on this topic, including the 2021 World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) on the digital platform economy and the report Digital Refugee Livelihoods and Decent Work: Towards Inclusion in a Fairer Digital Economy.

The online marketplace is often perceived to be easily accessible at a time when local employment alternatives outside urban centres are frequently scarce. The case of refugees offers a critical view on sometimes overly optimistic ideas about the digital platform economy as inclusive, empowering and transformative. Indeed, the current state of refugees and youth in the digital platform economy raises some serious concern about the lack of inclusion and the absence of adequate social protection, rights at work and decent working conditions.
Project documentation
Investing in Business Information Services: Developing radio programming and journalism targeting small businesses in Uganda - Final Evaluation
Publication Date: 31 May 2021
Source: ILO

Investing in Business Information Services: Developing radio programming and journalism targeting small businesses in Uganda - Final Evaluation