Friday, March 28, 2014



IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau



International Labour Organization (ILO)


Doha Evidence Symposium : “What Works” To Improve Youth Labour Productivity?

The symposium brings together policy makers and practitioners with academics and researchers to present and discuss the evidence base for “what works” in increasing the employment and productivity of youth in the Middle East and North Africa regions.



List of documents: research papers, policy briefs and presentations - Doha Evidence Symposium Meeting document | 03 March 2014


Increasing Youth Productivity in the Middle East and North Africa, 6-8 March 2014 [online 27 March 2014]


Thursday, March 6

  • J-PAL Youth Initiative Review paper [Research paper / Policy brief]
  • Why impact evaluation? [Presentation]
  • Life Skills, Employability and Training for Disadvantaged Youth: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation Design (Dominican Republic) [Research paper / Presentation]
  • Subsidizing Vocational Training for Disadvantaged Youth in Developing Countries: Evidence from a Randomized Trial (Colombia) [Research paper / Presentation]
  • MEDA Maroc’s “100 Hours to Success” Program (Morocco) [Research paper / Policy brief / Presentation]
  • Can arts-based interventions enhance labour market earnings among youth (Brazil) [Research paper]
  • The effectiveness of labour market training: Evidence from meta-analyses [Presentation]
  • Introduction to matchmaking [Presentation]
  • Matchmaking consultation: Promoting Self-Employment (Enda Inter-Arabe, Tunisia) [Presentation]
  • Matchmaking consultation: Agri-Business Creation Programme (SPARK, Yemen) [Presentation]
  • Matchmaking consultation: At-Risk Youth Programme (The Sheikh Saud Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, UAE) [Presentation]
  • Matchmaking consultation: We Are Social Leaders (INJAZ, Jordan) [Presentation]
  • Matchmaking consultation: Development of Pro-poor Footwear Clusters and Value Chains (UNIDO, Iran) [Presentation]
  • Matchmaking consultation: Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (Saudi Arabia) [Presentation]

Friday, March 7

Saturday, March 8 




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