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A review of skills levy systems in countries of the Southern African Development Community
Publication Date: 14 Aug 2020
Source: ILO
The report includes an international literature review of levy systems globally to inform the country research which involved secondary data analysis, an online survey, and in-depth interviews with key stakeholders in the eight countries involved. The research drew on the views of representatives from government, the organizations managing the training funds, workers’ organizations and employers’ organizations. The report makes high level recommendations on levy based training funds in general as well as for the eight national training funds reviewed which are documented through country briefs in Part B of this report.

The report was developed through a partnership between the ILO Skills & Employability Branch and the ILO Decent Work Team for Eastern and Southern Africa.
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Moving towards disability inclusion: Stories of change
Publication Date: 18 Jul 2016
Source: ILO, Other sources
The stories presented in this publication provide insight into how the ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Programme on disability works with governments, the private sector, representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations, organizations of disabled persons, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and others to forge new and innovative ways to include people with disabilities in the world of work.

Several promising interventions/approaches showcased through the stories contained in this collection could be replicated or scaled up, including Supported Employment for job seekers with intellectual disabilities, inclusive vocational education and training, and the establishment of national business and disability networks.
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Linking women with agribusiness in Zambia: Corporate social responsibility, creating shared value and human rights approaches
Publication Date: 12 Feb 2016
Source: International organizations
Throughout Africa, women struggle to enter and operate highly productive and profitable agricultural enterprises. Some of the most consistent barriers to women’s participation and empowerment in agriculture and agribusiness include limited and unequal access to finance, land, inputs, and labor; barriers to acquiring skills; and cultural and traditional forces, at home and in public life, that give women few options and little voice to pursue opportunities.

The goal of this research is to derive good practices that enable women to participate more equitably and productively in development led by Africa’s private sector. The analysis examines how women—largely as farmers and employees, but also as entrepreneurs in their own right—are participating in agribusiness. Under what terms and conditions do women participate? What can be done to develop better links between women and agribusiness and improve women’s economic empowerment? To introduce specificity to this inquiry and derive practical recommendations anchored in experience, the research focuses on Zambia, where companies increasingly work with women farmers and employees, and some businesses are interested in programs designed to increase profits while achieving social and developmental goals such as women’s empowerment.
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ILO Inter-regional workshop on enhancing youth employability and easing labour market transitions
Date: 18 - 20 May 2016
Sources: ILO

The Youth Employment Programme and Skills and Employability Branch are organizing a regional workshop on the theme of enhancing youth employability and easing labour market transitions. This three-day interregional event is part of a series of ‘What Works in Youth Employment’ Knowledge Sharing Events to facilitate learning and dialogue through evidence-based ‘good practices’.

The objective of the workshop is to bring together stakeholders (including our tripartite constituents) from nine African countries (Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, and Zambia) in an interactive forum for exchange and peer learning with guidance from technical experts on effective, replicable and scalable supply side initiatives that address employability, skills demand, anticipation of skills needs and the bridges between supply and demand. A report based on exchanges and lessons learned during the workshop will be produced.

Event
ILO Inter-regional workshop on enhancing youth employability and easing labour market transitions
Date: 18 - 20 May 2016
Sources: ILO

The Youth Employment Programme and Skills and Employability Branch are organizing a regional workshop on the theme of enhancing youth employability and easing labour market transitions. This three-day interregional event is part of a series of ‘What Works in Youth Employment’ Knowledge Sharing Events to facilitate learning and dialogue through evidence-based ‘good practices’.

The objective of the workshop is to bring together stakeholders (including our tripartite constituents) from nine African countries (Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, and Zambia) in an interactive forum for exchange and peer learning with guidance from technical experts on effective, replicable and scalable supply side initiatives that address employability, skills demand, anticipation of skills needs and the bridges between supply and demand. A report based on exchanges and lessons learned during the workshop will be produced.

Event
ILO Inter-regional workshop on enhancing youth employability and easing labour market transitions
Date: 18 - 20 May 2016
Sources: ILO

The Youth Employment Programme and Skills and Employability Branch are organizing a regional workshop on the theme of enhancing youth employability and easing labour market transitions. This three-day interregional event is part of a series of ‘What Works in Youth Employment’ Knowledge Sharing Events to facilitate learning and dialogue through evidence-based ‘good practices’.

The objective of the workshop is to bring together stakeholders (including our tripartite constituents) from nine African countries (Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, and Zambia) in an interactive forum for exchange and peer learning with guidance from technical experts on effective, replicable and scalable supply side initiatives that address employability, skills demand, anticipation of skills needs and the bridges between supply and demand. A report based on exchanges and lessons learned during the workshop will be produced.