Labour Market Diagnostic Analysis in Zimbabwe

Labour Market Diagnostic Analysis in Zimbabwe

Key Aid Consulting conducted a Labour Market Diagnostic Analysis (LMDA) that aims to understand the nature of the shortfall in productive employment and to identify constraints and opportunities for stimulating productive, gainful and sustainable employment. This work combines an econometric analysis and a qualitative approach to map the current labor market dynamics. The findings indicated that increasing living standards and promoting economic and social development in Zimbabwe would first require improving employment opportunities. Economies grow when more people work and when each job in the economy becomes more productive. At the same time, households escape poverty when labour income, the main source of income for most households, increases. This happens when more working-age household members are employed and when the quality of their jobs improves. Better employment opportunities for Zimbabwean workers are a key ingredient to the attainment of the upper middle-income status by 2030. The LMDA presents specific recommendations of sectors with potential for employment creation.

CLIENTInternational Labor Organisation
CATEGORYCash & Market
COUNTRIESZimbabwe