Subject:

Labour Market Assessment Work Opportunities for Jordanian and Syrian Refugee Women in Jordan

Brief:


BDC conducts annual labour market assessments. This report is capturing findings and recommendations based on the demand for boosting work opportunities for women in Jordan, of both Jordanian and Syrian nationality. The research and findings fall under the BDC mandate for evidence-based projects development. Conclusions and responding interventions also contributes to the Jordan National HRD Strategy, Jordan Economic Growth Plan, and Jordan Compact. In this research paper, findings from two surveys have been combined for the benefit of better understanding employment and income generating opportunities for women (Jordanian and Syrian refugees) in Deir Alaa, Azraq, Ajloun, Jerash and East Amman.
BDC team conducted a labour market assessment June – August 2017 to understand the current situation in Jordan for women willing to work but unable to gain access to jobs or economic participation. BDC evaluated different workforce segments open for Jordanians and Syrian refugees and the opportunities for work in specific governorates. BDC office was used during the research to disseminate surveys and collect information. BDC also conducted a survey of Zarqa and Mafraq community in April 2017 as a result of the UNDP supported Vocational Hands-on Skills Exchange Programme to review cross sectoral challenges and sector-specific challenges to work for Jordanians in the vocational sphere. 100 unemployed Jordanian women (50%) and men (50%), aged between 18-40 years were interviewed.


Subject:

Labour Market Forecast “The Gap between Educational Outputs and Labour Market Demand in Jordan”

Brief:

BDC has designed & developed this research study in order to better understand the main causes of youth unemployment in the Kingdom of Jordan, relating to the lack of career guidance for students and unemployed youth, lack of opportunities available for youth to find satisfying work following graduation, the difficulty facing jobseekers to find jobs that are compatible with their qualifications, as well as the gap between the skills of young graduates and the needs of employers in an international and economic context.

This research study addresses “The Gap between Educational Outputs and Labour Market Demand in Jordan”, which represents a Labour Market Forecast in three growing sectors, ICT, Health and Green Energy. 

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Subject:

Impact brief about BDC issued by International Labour Organization

Brief:

Through participation in Taqeem learning events and with support and advice from M&E experts, BDC was able to create a results chain to trace how activities would logically result in target outputs, outcomes, and impacts, with clear vertical linkages (see Figure 1).

The Maharat Programme activities are designed to support both college graduates seeking work and entrepreneurs setting up their new businesses. A common series of employment and employability trainings are delivered to help improve soft skills and business awareness. Additional activities such as networking events and job fairs are delivered to each cohort tailored to their specific needs and life ambitions. Through a multi-pronged approach Maharat Programme enhances the knowledge, technical, soft skills, and entrepreneurial skills, as well as access to market and employment opportunities.The activities are designed to accomplish the long term impact of introducing fresh university graduates into the labour market whether as private sector employees or entrepreneurs.

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