Creating jobs, developing skills

A permanent job with a decent salary is an effective way out of poverty. How to boost growth in the labour market should thus be an essential question for policy makers.

Existing research and knowledge can help policy makers in choosing the best way forward. In close cooperation with our partners in Ethiopia, Nepal and Tanzania we have created this platform to highlight important policy challenges and show how research best can be utilised to solve them.

The network focuses on three types of policy issues:

Creation of new jobs

  • What is the government and donor role in job creation?
  • How can a country secure a balanced transition out of agriculture?
    • Balanced growth in both urban and rural areas
    • Inclusive growth with permanent jobs also for low-skilled workers
  • Impact of labor market programs
  • How getting a job changes a life

Well functioning labor markets

  • Access to jobs for the poor and marginalized, including women
  • Minimize the economic and social costs of labor migration

Improved competence for workers

  • How can the productivity of subsistence farmers be improved?
  • How can the incomes of labor migrants be improved?
  • The effect of different types of skill training and supplemental programs
Jun 2021 - May 2026
Research Council of Norway
In this project
Jun 2021 - May 2026
Research Council of Norway