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Improving the effectiveness of job fairs for young job-seekers in Egypt

The project aims to help improve the efficiency of job fairs, so as to connect more job seekers to available employment in Egypt. Using an experimental method, the study will assess what the main constraints are for youth to participate in job fairs — in particular those related to lack of information on, and costs of participating in job fairs — and lead to better understanding of young people’s job search behavior and the mismatch with the job demand that exists in Egypt.

The study will be carried out in direct collaboration with the national implementing agency in charge of job fairs in Egypt. It will directly benefit at least 6,000 job seekers, and many more if policymakers adapt their approach to supporting job seekers, and the private sector revisits its strategy to reach out to young job-seekers.

Project ID
108439
Project Status
Active
Duration
36 months
IDRC Officer
Flaubert Mbiekop
Total Funding
CA$ 521,900.00
Location
Egypt
Programs
Employment and Growth
Sustainable Inclusive Economies
Institution Country
Egypt
Project Leader
Mona Said
Institution
The American University in Cairo

Outputs

Brief

Do job fairs work? : lessons from a randomized experiment in Egypt

Article

Improving female labor force participation in MENA