Source: Economic Research Forum
Author(s): Ragui Assaad, Caroline Krafft
This Policy Perspective argues that active labor market policies, such as public employment schemes, wage subsidies, job search assistance, and skills training have not been effective in improving the quantity or quality of employment for youth in the Middle East and North Africa region and will likely not be very effective in the future.
Instead, improving the business climate for small firms, particularly by reducing the regulatory burdens of operation and formalization, can help create employment and improve job quality. Policies that create safe, accessible, and acceptable jobs for young women also play an important role in ensuring successful employment transitions for youth…
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