How can education and training institutions in Indonesia better prepare the poor and vulnerable for employment? The purpose of this desk assessment is to assist USAID/Indonesia in addressing this question by utilizing a demand led approach with specific examples to better understand the drivers of skill needs in Indonesia.
Theme 1: Systems Thinking for Workforce Development Session 3 Title: Understanding the System: Labor Market Assessments Date &Time: Wednesday, November 4, 2015. 10:15am-11:15am
RTI International developed this tool for mapping complex workforce development systems and diagnosing their performance from a stakeholder perspective. RTI intentionally took an “institutionally agnostic” approach to this mapping, choosing to focus on functions and processes rather than certain institutions or individuals.
A causal loop model is a free-form map that shows causal relationships between variables in a system. Causal loop models help us to make explicit our understanding of how different factors are interacting to cause specific patterns and outcomes in a system.
No one understands the dynamics of a workforce system better than the people who interact with it every day. Their unique insights allow them to react to labor market assessment data collected and suggest possible policy and program options and changes. Consulting with stakeholders and sector experts using a collaborative, structured exercise focuses the discussion around practical solutions to labor market challenges.
Watch Monika Aring's presentation on Youth Unemployment here.
Social Network Analysis as a Tool to Assess Nicaragua's Labor Markets: A Conversation with LINC (Spanish)
To elicit bottom-up learning initiatives from US- and field-based implementers and practitioners in the workforce development arena, FHI 360’s USAID-funded Workforce Connections project is awarding a series of competitive learning grants related to systems thinking and soft skills. We are pleased to announce that LINC (www.linclocal.org), an innovator in local systems strengthening, has been awarded the first of these grants.