EBRD Economic Inclusion MENA


Around specific investments the project seeks to equip workers with the necessary skills to get employed. It fosters the inclusion agenda in Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan and Morocco by targeting specifically youth, gender and people from disadvantaged regions.

Paese/Regione Periodo Budget
Egitto
Giordania
Marocco
Tunisia
01.10.2017 - 01.10.2020
CHF 2'750'000
Contesto

Economic inclusion especially of young labour market entrants has been a critical challenge in the Middle East and North Africa region. Youth unemployment stands at alarming levels in many countries with 42% in Egypt, 31.8% in Tunisia, 28.8% in Jordan, and 20.2% in Morocco. In parallel, these countries experience high levels of youth inactivity with one-third of young people ?not in employment, education, or training?. Paradoxically, high unemployment rates often coexist with skills mismatches and deficiencies in skills supply that are increasingly recognised as prime bottlenecks for ongoing economic development and growth.

Obiettivi

The project aims at supporting the private sector to develop tailored training programmes to improve productivity, reduce staff turnover and attract better talent, which ? at the same time ? contributes towards expanding access to training and employment opportunities for young people, women, and population from disadvantaged regions. Put differently, the model tries to create win / win situations by establishing solid partnerships between the private sector and education providers to introduce training opportunities and apprenticeships or traineeship programmes that directly address employer?s skills mismatch and productivity challenges.

Effetti a medio termine

Improved access to dual-model training and employment opportunities for the target group

Strengthened and expanded partnerships with national and international stakeholders on addressing skills gap

Enhanced private-sector implementation of economic inclusion activities

Risultati

Risultati principali attesi:  

Skills gap assessment conducted for at company, sector, or country levels

Tailored inclusion models recommended to and implemented by companies

Relevant education- or labour-related stakeholders identified and engaged in a given sector

Private sector companies trained in corporate governance, inclusive human resources management (recruitment, retention, reskill)

Policy engagement and local capacity building activities conducted


Direzione/Ufficio responsabile SECO
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   2'750'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   0 Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF   5'750'000
Fasi del progetto Fase 1 01.10.2017 - 01.10.2020   (Fase in corso)