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Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network??s (PEGNet); Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR); Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW); Gesellschaft f?_r Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

September 18-19, 2014
Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network??s (PEGNet) Conference 2014 on "Employment strategies in the Developing World - How to create sufficient, productive and decent jobs"
Lusaka, New Government Complex, Zambia
We invite contributions (papers and presentations of projects) that provide solutions to the following challenges and questions: - Most people in developing countries are dependent on the agricultural and informal sectors. We question whether employment creation should concentrate on these sectors or focus on dynamic sectors with innovative potential and possible productivity gains such as tourism, manufacturing and technology? - Thinking about future employment means thinking about education today. We examine how education at schools, universities and in vocational training can be improved to provide better skills for future labor market demand? - In many developing countries the education and training of young people is not oriented towards the needs of the labor market. We question how - general as well as vocational and technical - education and training systems can be reformed in a way that best serves the employability of young people and their integration into the labor market? - Which options exist to improve the labor market information and job matching systems? - Are subsidies for an apprenticeship system and the recruitment of young people a viable option to promote youth employment in a sustainable way? - What are the experiences in the field of youth employment creation in developed countries? To which extent might they be relevant for developing countries and emerging economies? - How can the impacts of selected employment creation policies and instruments on youth employment be measured? - Are social safety nets a viable means of cushioning the effects of unemployment in developing countries? - How can we enhance the growth of viable and sustainable enterprises in rural and urban areas? - What are some of the country specific policy responses and job creation strategies that could be useful in addressing unemployment? - Should informal enterprises in developing countries be (quickly) formalized and if yes how? [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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