Labor markets and employment

As of 2020, PEP has supported over 130 projects in 46 different countries that primarily investigate labor markets and labor market policies, including 44 projects in low-income economies or fragile/conflict situations. 

PEP research on labor markets was strengthened through the Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment (PAGE) initiatives (2012-2021).

PEP support includes training in cutting-edge methodologies for policy analysis and mentorship for policy outreach provided by international field experts.

As PEP researchers consult with policy actors at every stage of the research process, the studies explore priority issues for their country. PEP’s combination of scientific and policy outreach support works to link new and reliable knowledge to policy action.

Young people in Benin queueing for jobs

A number of common trends emerged from the findings of these projects, summarized in the following articles:


PEP projects, publications and researchers relevant to the themes of Labor Markets and Employment:


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