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A new approach to labor market assessments – Report: Insights from systems labor market assessments in Zimbabwe and Haiti

December 2022 — By Implementer-Led Design, Evidence, Analysis and Learning (IDEAL)

This report examines a methodology critical in designing employment interventions aimed at achieving systemic change: Systems Labor Market Assessments (SLMAs). Between October 2021 and March 2022, the USAID/BHA-funded Implementer-Led Design, Evidence, Analysis and Learning (IDEAL) activity contracted DevLearn to pilot the SLMA methodology in Haiti and Zimbabwe. The report details the SLMA process in both countries, assessing multiple market systems and proposing interventions, as well as describing lessons learned. This study generated a tremendous amount of learning around job opportunities for vulnerable communities in Haiti and Zimbabwe, and how humanitarian and development implementers can approach employment programming through a new, more systemic lens.