Labour Market Intervention
Employment and self-employment are key to sustainable economic development. With the component of labour market interventions, the Eco-Emploi Programme promotes employment initiatives such as the National Employment Program, the further development of a Labour Market Information and Analysis System as well as Public employment servicecentres.
The Eco-Emploi cooperation system supported the Rwandan Government in the implementation of the National Employment Program (NEP). The programme is steered by the Ministry of Labour and Public Service (MIFOTRA). The idea is to combine measures in the private sector development, skills development and labour market interventions. By that, the aim to create 200.000 off-farm jobs per year should be supported. New approaches of the NEP are short-term TVET trainings and in-company training in sectors with high employment capacities.
From January 2015, The Eco-Emploi programme supported the National Employment Programme (NEP) in the gaps-analysis of the current Rwanda LMIS (Labour Market Information System) and the development of an action plan for the up-grading of the LMIS to a Labour Market Information and Analysis System (LMIAS) to in order respond to the Monitoring and Evaluation requirements of the NEP and Rwandan Labour Market Statistics beyond the NEP.
The National Statistics Office (NISR) in close collaboration with the Ministry of Public Service and Labour (MIFOTRA) with a support from the GIZ Eco-Emploi programme are currently designing a national labour force survey (LFS), a standardized way of measuring employment and unemployment according to international labour statistics recommendations. This survey is being conducted on an annual basis since 2016 onwards.
Employment Service Centres set up by the City of Kigali, MIFOTRA and PSF has been supported by GIZ and a development advisor is continuously supporting the centre of Musanze on the job. The centre is developing and implementing services for jobseekers and employers. It prepares jobseekers for the application process, supports private sector companies in staff recruitment, and links jobseekers with potential employers.