Linking Education and Labour Markets: Under what conditions can Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) improve the income of the youth? (LELAM-TVET4INCOME)
Start date of the Project: 01.06.2017.
Funded by: This project is funded by the Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation(SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) under their joint “Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development”
Project Duration: 36 months with a possible extension to 72 months after successful mid-term evaluation.
About the Project:
LELAM-TVET4INCOME aims to understand how policy makers in low – and middle-income countries can improve the youth labour market situation by strengthening social institutions and their interdependence with formal, non-formal and informal TVET. In doing so, the project will delve into the analysis of the conditions under which the TVET can possibly improve employment conditions and job quality towards improving the income of the youth.
The research questions of the project are as follows
Q1. How can we define and measure social institutions of TVET
Q2. How can we measure the youth labour market situation in low and middle income countries ?
Q3. Does improving the linkage between the actors of the education and employment system reduce unemployment, improve gainful employment, job quality, and the income of the youth?
Q4. How can the implementation and continuation of systemic changes in TVET be enhanced?