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Employment effects of different development policy instruments

English title Employment effects of different development policy instruments
Applicant Francois Joseph
Number 147836
Funding scheme r4d (Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development)
Research institution World Trade Institute Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) Universität Bern
Institution of higher education University of Berne - BE
Main discipline Economics
Start/End 01.02.2014 - 30.06.2018
Approved amount 1'965'399.00
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All Disciplines (5)

Discipline
Economics
Sociology
Political science
Legal sciences
Social geography and ecology

Keywords (7)

Sociology; Labour; Trade; Investment; Economics and Econometrics; Law; Global Value Chains

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
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Lay summary

Zusammengefasst kann gesagt werden, dass dieses interdisziplinäre Projekt in sechs Entwicklungsländern Politikinstrumente erforscht, welche den Arbeitsmarkt massgeblich beeinflussen (Äthiopien, Bangladesch, Ghana, Madagaskar, Südafrika und Vietnam). Unsere Forschungshypothese ist, dass eine erfolgreiche Schaffung von guten und nachhaltigen Arbeitsplätzen durch Politiken gestaltet werden kann, welche (i) Technologie-Aufwertung, (ii) die Integration lokaler Firmen in internationale Märkte sowie (iii) die Anpassung lokaler Arbeitskräfte an neue Produktionsbedingungen bei gleichzeitiger Wahrung des sozialen Friedens beinhalten.

Das Projekt wird durch den Schweizerischen Nationalfonds und die Direktion für Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit (DEZA) mit total 1,929,824 Franken über 36 Monate finanziert. Beginn im Februar 2014, mit einer Verlängerungsmöglichkeit für weitere 3 Jahre unter der Bedingung einer erfolgreichen Evaluation.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 27.01.2014

Lay Summary (English)

Lead
This project will use a combination of different scientific disciplines and research methods such as quasi-experimental methods, econometric analysis of micro and macro datasets, semi-structured interviews with key actors (field research), and sociological and legal analysis of policies and regulations. The country programmes are backed by research conducted at the World Trade Institute, University of Bern, and at the Sociology Department, University of Geneva.The research plan will be operationalised via a website for interaction between the research teams and for the continuous upload of research results. There will be annual workshops with all partner institution leaders and relevant specialists including the Switzerland-based researchers. Other programme outputs such as information leaflets and a book at the end of the first three years will accompany the production of scientific results and their dissemination to policy makers, international organisations and stakeholders.
Lay summary
Main goals: The project aims to produce new insights on three interlinked mechanisms which are crucial for development: (A) Technological Upgrading, (B) Integration into International Markets and (C) Restructuring Labour Markets. These mechanisms involve changes to both the demand and supply side of labour markets: mechanisms A and B capture changes that mainly affect the demand side, while C is highly relevant for the supply side. Thus, the project will provide insights about the nature of policies that drive supply of and demand for labour incompatible directions.

 

Scientific and societal context: The project will provide new empirical insights and theoretical perspectives as to why and under what conditions the three mechanisms of development being studied generate (or fail to generate) more and better employment, thereby contributing to scientific progress in the fields of development studies, economics, law, sociology and industrial relations. Given the top priority accorded to employment as an objective at the G20 and EU Summits, and by the World Bank and the ILO, the project will help national and international policymakers and stakeholders by providing summaries of comparative analyses of various policy instruments in terms of their ability to generate employment, thereby contributing to development strategy discussions and policy making.

 

Pathways to impact: The potential impact of this project is through a range of outputs that describe the knowledge generated topolicy makers, especially in the participating countries. The project outcomes are addressed to various target groups: research institutes, policy makers and stakeholders in developing countries, and international organisations. The project will thus enable policymakers, both politicians and policy advisors, to prepare more effective and inclusive industrial, technology, investment, and labour policies, and associated programmes.

 

 

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Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
Comments on South African Employment Equity Act of 1998 (R4D Policy Brief 2016 /2 )
Flowerday W., Rankin N., Schöer V. (2016), Comments on South African Employment Equity Act of 1998 (R4D Policy Brief 2016 /2 ), WTI/R4D Policy Brief, Bern, Switzerland.
Continuity and Change in South African Labor Market Regulations: the Impact of Employment Equity Act of 1998 on Employment Strategies of Firms
Flowerday W., Rankin N., Schöer V. (2016), Continuity and Change in South African Labor Market Regulations: the Impact of Employment Equity Act of 1998 on Employment Strategies of Firms, R4D Working Paper, Bern, Switzerland.
Continuity and Change in South African Labor Market Regulations: the Impact of Employment Equity Act of 1998 on Employment Strategies of Firms (R4D Working Paper 2016/1)
Flowerday W., Rankin N., Schöer V. (2016), Continuity and Change in South African Labor Market Regulations: the Impact of Employment Equity Act of 1998 on Employment Strategies of Firms (R4D Working Paper 2016/1), R4D Working Paper, Bern, Switzerland.
Determinants of growth of Micro and Small Enterprises: Empirical evidence from Ethiopia
Solomon Tarfasa, Tadele Ferede, Shiferaw Kebede (2016), Determinants of growth of Micro and Small Enterprises: Empirical evidence from Ethiopia, R4D Working Paper, 2016/3, Bern, Switzerland.
Employment and quality of employment in Vietnam: The roles of small firms, formalization and education
Nguyen Tu Anh, Nguyen Thu Thuy, Dang Thi Thu Hoai, Luong Thi Ngoc Oanh (2016), Employment and quality of employment in Vietnam: The roles of small firms, formalization and education, R4D Working Paper, WTI, Bern, Switzerland.
Employment effects of innovation in developing countries: A summary
Oberdabernig Doris (2016), Employment effects of innovation in developing countries: A summary, R4D Working Paper 2016/2, Bern.
How Many Shades of Grey are there?: Continuum Conceptualization of Formal/Informal Divide and Its Implications
Kocer Ruya Gokhan (2016), How Many Shades of Grey are there?: Continuum Conceptualization of Formal/Informal Divide and Its Implications, R4D Working Papers, Bern.
Informal sector in Vietnam (Policy Brief for Vietnam)
Nguyen Thu Thuy (2016), Informal sector in Vietnam (Policy Brief for Vietnam), R4D Policy Brief, Bern.
Informal sector in Vietnam (R4D Policy Brief 2016/1a)
Nguyen Thu Thuy (2016), Informal sector in Vietnam (R4D Policy Brief 2016/1a), R4D Policy Brief, Bern.
Labour Income and Employment embodied in Internatio nally Fragmented Production Chains
Tomberger Patrick (2016), Labour Income and Employment embodied in Internatio nally Fragmented Production Chains, R4D Working Paper 2016/4, Bern.
Một số gợi ý chính sách (Policy Brief for Vietnam)
Nguyen Thu Thuy (2016), Một số gợi ý chính sách (Policy Brief for Vietnam), R4D Policy Brief, Bern.
Một số gợi ý chính sách (R4D Policy Brief 2016/1b)
Nguyen Thu Thuy (2016), Một số gợi ý chính sách (R4D Policy Brief 2016/1b), R4D Policy Brief, Bern.
R4D Working Paper 2016/4 Labour Income and Employment embodied in Internatio nally Fragmented Production Chains
Tomberger Patrick (2016), R4D Working Paper 2016/4 Labour Income and Employment embodied in Internatio nally Fragmented Production Chains, R4D Working Paper 2016/4, Bern.
Surviving or Thriving (French Version) (Policy Brief for Madagascar)
Rakotomanana Faly (2016), Surviving or Thriving (French Version) (Policy Brief for Madagascar), R4D Policy Brief, WTI.
Surviving or Thriving (French Version) (R4D Policy Brief 2016/5b)
Rakotomanana Faly (2016), Surviving or Thriving (French Version) (R4D Policy Brief 2016/5b), R4D Policy Brief, WTI.
Surviving or Thriving ? (Policy Brief for Madagascar)
Rakotomanana Faly (2016), Surviving or Thriving ? (Policy Brief for Madagascar), R4D Policy Brief, Bern.
Surviving or Thriving ? (R4D Policy Brief 2016/5a)
Rakotomanana Faly (2016), Surviving or Thriving ? (R4D Policy Brief 2016/5a), R4D Policy Brief, Bern.
Technological Innovation and Employment in Ghana (Policy Brief for Ghana)
Oduro Abena (2016), Technological Innovation and Employment in Ghana (Policy Brief for Ghana), R4D Policy Brief, Bern.
Technological Innovation and Employment in Ghana (R4D Policy Brief 2016/3)
Oduro Abena (2016), Technological Innovation and Employment in Ghana (R4D Policy Brief 2016/3), R4D Policy Brief, Bern.
The Impact of the Employment Equity Act o n Employment Strategies of Firms
Flowerday W., Rankin N., Schöer V. (2016), The Impact of the Employment Equity Act o n Employment Strategies of Firms, WTI/R4D Policy Brief, Bern, Switzerland.
The institutions of Vietnam's labor market and the preparation for the new context
Nguyen Tu Anh, Nguyen Thu Thuy (2016), The institutions of Vietnam's labor market and the preparation for the new context, External Economics Review, No. 81, Vietnam.
The Role of Micro and Small Enterprises in Employment Creation (Policy Brief for Ethiopia)
Ferede Tadele (2016), The Role of Micro and Small Enterprises in Employment Creation (Policy Brief for Ethiopia), R4D Policy Brief, Bern.
The Role of Micro and Small Enterprises in Employment Creation (R4D Policy Brief 2016/4)
Ferede Tadele (2016), The Role of Micro and Small Enterprises in Employment Creation (R4D Policy Brief 2016/4), R4D Policy Brief, Bern.
Trillions gained and lost: Estimating the magnitude of growth episodes
Lant Pritchett, Kunal Sen, Sabyasachi Kar, Selim Raihan (2016), Trillions gained and lost: Estimating the magnitude of growth episodes, in Economic Modeling , 279-291.
Bangladesh Country Paper: Employment Effects of Different Development Policy Instruments
Raihan Selim, Khondker Bazlul Haque, Ferdous Farazi Binti, Uddin Syed Al-Helal (2015), Bangladesh Country Paper: Employment Effects of Different Development Policy Instruments, in R4D Working Paper, 1-67.
Contribution of Knowledge to Economic Growth: the case of Vietnam
Nguyen Tu Anh, Nguyen Thu Thuy (2015), Contribution of Knowledge to Economic Growth: the case of Vietnam, in R4D Working Paper, 1-17.
Country Paper for Madagascar: Labor Market, Economic Situation, and Development Policy
Ravelosoa Julia Rachel, , Ravelomanantsoa Paul Gérard, , Rajaonera Ida, , Rakotomanana Faly (2015), Country Paper for Madagascar: Labor Market, Economic Situation, and Development Policy, in R4D Working Paper, 1-99.
Đề xuất chính sách tăng cường số lượng và chất lượng việc làm tại Việt Nam
Nguyen Thu Thuy, Nguyen Tu Anh (2015), Đề xuất chính sách tăng cường số lượng và chất lượng việc làm tại Việt Nam, R4D Policy Brief 2015/2b, Bern.
Economic growth and employment patterns, dominant sector, and firm profiles in Ethiopia: Opportunities, challenges and Prospects
Ferede Tadele, Kebede Shiferaw (2015), Economic growth and employment patterns, dominant sector, and firm profiles in Ethiopia: Opportunities, challenges and Prospects, in R4D Working Paper, 1-77.
Economic growth and employment patterns, dominant sector, and firm profiles in Ethiopia: Opportunities, challenges and prospects
Tadele Ferede, Shiferaw Kebede, Solomon Tarfasa (2015), Economic growth and employment patterns, dominant sector, and firm profiles in Ethiopia: Opportunities, challenges and prospects, World Trade Institute, Bern, Switzlerland.
Efficiency of informal production units and its determinants: applying the quantile regression method in the case of Antananarivo
Rakotomanana Faly Hery (2015), Efficiency of informal production units and its determinants: applying the quantile regression method in the case of Antananarivo, in Routledge Studies in Development Economics, 131.
Employment Effects of Different Development Policy Instruments: The Case of Ghana
Gyeke-Dako Agyapomaa, Oduro Abena D., Turkson Festus Ebo, Baffour Priscilla Twumasi (2015), Employment Effects of Different Development Policy Instruments: The Case of Ghana, in R4D Working Paper, 1-72.
Exploring Vietnam’s progress in economic growth
Nguyen Thu Thuy, , Nguyen Tu Anh, , Hoang Truong Giang, , Nguyen Dinh Chuc (2015), Exploring Vietnam’s progress in economic growth, in R4D working paper, 1-45.
Labour market effects of integration into GVCs: Review of literature
Shingal Anirudh (2015), Labour market effects of integration into GVCs: Review of literature, in R4D Working Paper, 1-23.
Policy Brief for Bangladesh
Raihan Selim (2015), Policy Brief for Bangladesh, R4D Policy Brief 2015/5, Bern.
Policy Brief for Ethiopia
Agaje Tadele F., Tarfasa Solomon, Kebede Shiferaw (2015), Policy Brief for Ethiopia, 4D Policy Brief 2015/6, Bern.
Policy recommendations for Ghana
Gyeke-Dako Agyapomaa, Oduro Abena D., Turkson Festus Ebo, Twumasi Baffour Priscilla (2015), Policy recommendations for Ghana, R4D Policy Brief 2015 /1, Bern.
Policy recommendations for increasing the quality and quantity of employment in Vietnam
Nguyen Thu Thuy, Nguyen Tu Anh (2015), Policy recommendations for increasing the quality and quantity of employment in Vietnam, R4D Policy Brief 2015/2a, Bern.
Recommandations en matière de stratégie pour la promotion de l’emploi à Madagascar
Rakotomanana Faly Hery (2015), Recommandations en matière de stratégie pour la promotion de l’emploi à Madagascar, R4D Policy Brief 4/b, Bern.
South Africa ’ s Conundrum: Employment Quantity versus Quality in a Globalized World
Flowerday Wayde, Rankin Neil, Schöer Volker (2015), South Africa ’ s Conundrum: Employment Quantity versus Quality in a Globalized World, R4D Policy Brief 2015/3, Bern.
South Africa Country Report
Edwards Lawrence, Flowerday Wayde, Rankin Neil N, Roberts Gareth G (2015), South Africa Country Report, in R4D Working Paper, 1-139.
South Africa’s Conundrum: Employment Quantity versus Quality in a Globalized World
Flowerday Wayde, Rankin Neil, Schöer Volker (2015), South Africa’s Conundrum: Employment Quantity versus Quality in a Globalized World, R4D Policy Brief 2015/3, Bern.
Strategy Recommendations for promoting employment in Madagascar
Rakotomanana Faly Hery (2015), Strategy Recommendations for promoting employment in Madagascar, R4D Policy Brief 2015/4a, Bern.
Technology and productivity in developing countries: A survey of the literature
Oberdabernig Doris (2015), Technology and productivity in developing countries: A survey of the literature, in R4D Working Paper, 1-67.
Technology/Innovation history of post-apartheid South Africa
Flowerday W. (2015), Technology/Innovation history of post-apartheid South Africa, R4D Working Paper, Bern, Switzerland.
Technology/Innovation history of post-apartheid South Africa (R4D Working Paper 2015/12)
Flowerday W. (2015), Technology/Innovation history of post-apartheid South Africa (R4D Working Paper 2015/12), R4D Working Paper, Bern, Switzerland.
The International Regulatory Framework for National Employment Policies: Examples from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, South Africa, Switzerland and Viet Nam
Häberli Christian (2015), The International Regulatory Framework for National Employment Policies: Examples from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, South Africa, Switzerland and Viet Nam, 1-30, WTI working papers, Bern1-30.
Two Worlds of Minimum Wage
Rüya Gökhan Koçer (2015), Two Worlds of Minimum Wage, in Real World Economics Review, 58.
Two Worlds of Minimum Wage: A Critical Look on Literature and a New Research Agenda
Koçer Rüya Gökhan (2015), Two Worlds of Minimum Wage: A Critical Look on Literature and a New Research Agenda, in R4D Working Paper, (Koçer, Rüy), 1-25.
Two Worlds of Minimum Wage: A Critical Look on Literature and a New Research Agenda
Rüya Gökhan Koçer (2015), Two Worlds of Minimum Wage: A Critical Look on Literature and a New Research Agenda, World Trade Institute, Bern, Switzerland.
What Holds Back Manufacturing in South Asia
Amjad R., Chandrasiri S., Nathan D., Raihan S., Yusuf A. (2015), What Holds Back Manufacturing in South Asia, in Economic & Political Weekly, 1.
Restructuring process in Vietnam: The road map and initial results
Nguyen Tu Anh, Nguyen Thu Thuy (2014), Restructuring process in Vietnam: The road map and initial results, in External Economics Review, 3-15.
Policy recommendations for improving the formalization of jobs in Vietnam
Nguyen Tu Anh, Nguyen Thu Thuy, Policy recommendations for improving the formalization of jobs in Vietnam, WTI, Bern, Switzerland.
The causes of Informality in Madagascar with textmining method
Faly Rakotomanana, The causes of Informality in Madagascar with textmining method, in Harmathan.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
IT University Madagascar (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Central Institute for Economic Management Vietnam (Asia)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
International Labour Organisation (ILO) Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Industrial Development Corporation South Africa (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
International Trade Centre (ITC) Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Department of Law, Economics, Management and Sociology - University of Antananarivo Madagascar (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Institut National des Sciences Comptables et de l'Administration d'Entreprises (INSCAE) Madagascar (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Institut Supérieur Polytechnique de Madagascar (ISPM) Madagascar (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
UNDP Madagascar (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
World Bank Madagascar (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
National Treasury of South Africa South Africa (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Centre for Development and Enterprise South Africa (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
COSATU South Africa (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Industrial Development Council South Africa (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
ILO Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Geneva University/Department of Sociology Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
IndustriALL South Africa (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Mathematics and Computer Science Department of Higher Education Institution of Science -University o Madagascar (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Department of Labour South Africa (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) South Africa (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
UN Economic Commission for Africa Ethiopia (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Clean Clothes Campaign Netherlands (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
World Bank Group (IBRD) United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Recent Trends in Economic Development, Finance and Management Research in Eastern Africa Talk given at a conference Effect of institutions on economic growth: Evidence from panel data approach (Kokeb Gebregziabhere) 20.06.2016 Kigali, Rwanda Abdi Shiferaw Kebede;
Recent Trends in Economic Development, Finance and Management Research in Eastern Africa Talk given at a conference Employment and poverty in the context of urban Ethiopia (Martha Kibru) 20.06.2016 Kigali, Rwanda Abdi Shiferaw Kebede;
IHD and World Bank Conference on "Prosperity, Equality and Sustainability: Perspectives and Policies for a Better World" Talk given at a conference Managing growth for Social inclusion in Bangladesh 01.06.2016 New Delhi, India Raihan Selim;
13th African Finance Journal Conference Talk given at a conference Technological innovation and firm productivity. The case of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Ghana 19.05.2016 Accra, Ghana Oduro Abena Frempoma Daagye;
13th African Finance Journal Conference Talk given at a conference Patterns in the Innovative Activities of Ghanaian Manufacturing and Services Firms 18.05.2016 Accra, Ghana Oduro Abena Frempoma Daagye;
University of Geneva Seminar Individual talk The impact of neoliberal policies on the thinking patterns about competition, property rights and capital accumulation 26.11.2015 Geneva, Switzerland Koçer Rüya Gökhan;
Constructing Comparable Datasets in a Developmental Context with Firm level Data Talk given at a conference Firm-level data in Ghana 20.10.2015 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Oduro Abena Frempoma Daagye;
Round table Discussion: Development and Employment: Projects, Problems and Prospects Talk given at a conference Technological Upgrading and Employment 19.10.2015 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Oduro Abena Frempoma Daagye;
Round Table Discussion Individual talk Development and Employment: Projects, Problems and Prospects 01.10.2015 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Rankin Neil Andrew; Koçer Rüya Gökhan; Baccaro Lucio; Thuy Nguyen Thu; Häberli Christian; Francois Joseph; Abdi Shiferaw Kebede; Rakotomanana Faly Hery; Oduro Abena Frempoma Daagye; Oberdabernig Doris Anita; Raihan Selim;
Economic Society of South Africa conference Talk given at a conference Restructuring of the South African economy: 1994 – 2014 02.09.2015 University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa Rankin Neil Andrew;
Economic Society of South Africa conference Talk given at a conference Continuity and Change: shifts and continuities in South African regulation of labour markets since 1994 and the comparative analysis of the impact of the 1998 Employment Equity Act on employment 02.09.2015 University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa Rankin Neil Andrew;
ILO Regulating for Decent Work Conference Individual talk Individual exchange on R4D employment project 15.07.2015 Geneva, Switzerland Koçer Rüya Gökhan; Baccaro Lucio;
Regulating for Decent Work Conference Individual talk Individual exchange on R4D employment project 08.07.2015 Geneva, Switzerland Koçer Rüya Gökhan;
Reflections on Modernity Workshop Talk given at a conference Neo-liberalism vs Other Modern Projects during the 1980s and their effect on Labor Market Dynamics 15.01.2015 Sirince Nesin Mathematic Village, Turkey Koçer Rüya Gökhan;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Connecting Vietnamese enterprises to global markets 11.11.2015 Hanoi, Vietnam
R4D project presentation 27.05.2015 Antananarivo, Madagascar
Seminar on labor market in Ethiopia 20.05.2015 Addis Ababa University,Department of Economics, Ethiopia

Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
Implementation of the National Employment Policy - 2nd meeting Workshop 19.05.2016 Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training, Madagascar Rakotomanana Faly Hery;
Implementation of the National Employment Policy - 1st meeting Workshop 21.04.2016 Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training, Madagascar Rakotomanana Faly Hery;
Development and Employment: Projects, Problems, and Prospects Workshop 19.10.2015 Addis Ababa University , Ethiopia Abdi Shiferaw Kebede;
SARNET REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON “MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL PROTECTION IN SOUTH ASIA’ Workshop 14.12.2014 New Delhi, India Raihan Selim;
JOINT ITC-WTO WORKSHOP ON AID FOR TRADE AND SME COMPETITIVENESS Workshop 09.10.2014 Geneva, Switzerland Raihan Selim;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Capacity building workshop in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 22.04.2016 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Site Visit 19.10.2015 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Quantity and quality of employment in Vietnam 15.10.2015 Hanoi, Vietnam
Leture on Labor market in Ethiopia for graduate students 20.05.2015 Addis Ababa University,Economics department, Ethiopia
Employment policies and strategies in Ethiopia: towards a productive employment 13.05.2015 Addis Ababa University,Ethiopia, Ethiopia
Inception Stakeholders Workshop Employment Effect of Development Policies: The Case of Ghana 17.09.2014 Accra, Ghana
Exchange of views on labor market reforms and employment opportunities 01.08.2014 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Addressing the ‘missing middle’ for financing small and microenterprises International 2016
Video/Film Dr. Selim Raihan is interviewed at IPS, Colombo. International 2016
Media relations: print media, online media Efficiency of Informal activities International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Innovation: Is it a Bane or Blessing to Employment in Ghana's Manufacturing And Services Sectors International 2016
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Technological innovation and employment in Ghana International 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Unearthing Bangladesh’s Comparative Advantages International 2016
Media relations: print media, online media Why do some countries trade more than others? The daily star International 2016
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Conference Proceedings "Connecting Vietnamses enterprises to Global markets" International 2015
Talks/events/exhibitions Dialogue on Ethiopian Economy: Sectoral Growth and Structural Transformation in Ethiopia International 2015
Talks/events/exhibitions Local jobs, local firms and global markets International 2014
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) r4d website International 2014
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) r4d website - Foreign Trade University, Vietnam International 2014
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) r4d website - South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM) International 2014
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) r4d website - University of the Witwatersrand International 2014
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) r4d website - World Trade Institute (WTI) International 2014
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Thinking Aloud International 2014
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Website of the university International 2014

Abstract

This project focuses on the question which policy instruments prove to be effective in driving technological upgrading; connect local enterprises to markets and into supply chains; integrate workers into (changing) labour markets. By examining both the demand and the supply side of labour markets, the project expects to provide new insights into the nature of policies that drive supply of and demand for labour into similar directions. By combining approaches from different disciplines in the analysis, the project expects to increase our understanding of which policies lead to development processes that are sustainable from the point of view of growth processes, business logic and societal values (e.g. distribution, poverty).Our basic premise is that successful development in terms of employment creation is characterised by policies which promote technological upgrading, ensure the integration of local enterprises into international markets and facilitate the adaptation of workers to new relations of production while ensuring social peace.
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