POVERTY, EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLS

This research program covers labor market policies and social policies. It includes but is not limited to issues such as poverty, minimum wage, participation in the labor market, unemployment, quality of education, informal economy, productivity, social protection, social dialogue and industrial relations and the like.

Within this program the following projects have been implemented:

In-depth analysis of the multidimensional child poverty in North Macedonia

The overarching goal of the analysis is to generate an in-depth map about the various facets of child poverty and establish sound and thorough empirical evidence.
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Follow-up to the assessment of the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on children

The goal of the follow-up to the assessment of the social and economic impact of COVID-19 on children, is to generate scenarios and expanded policy proposals in a situation where
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Employment diagnostics in the municipalities in North Macedonia

The aim of the project is to diagnose the labor market in nine municipalities in North Macedonia. Duration: November 2020 – January 2021 Client: International Labor Organization
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Bridging measures to alleviate Covid-19 consequences

The aim of the project is to develop proposed measures to mitigate the consequences of Covid-19, as a form of operationalization of the United Nations document “North Macedonia: UN Covid-19
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Responding to the socio-economic effects of COVID-19 by supporting vulnerable groups of low-paid workers, workers who are part of the informal economy and temporary workers

The main goal of the project is to reduce the socio-economic consequences of the crisis caused by Covid-19 on vulnerable categories of workers.   Short-term goals of the project include:
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Socio-economic assessment of the medium- to long-term effects of Covid-19 on child-related sectors

The aim of the project is to conduct a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the mid- to long-term effects of Covid-19 on the sectors related to children, namely: social protection,
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Gender equality in the workplace: Monitoring at the local level

The main objective of the project is to promote and encourage gender equality and non-discrimination in hiring and in the workplace. The short-term goals of the project include: 1) assessing
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Assessment of the needs of social services at the municipal level

The aim of the project is to assess the needs of social services in all 80 municipalities on the territory of Northern Macedonia. Client: Ministry of Labor and Social Policy
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360o monitoring of the provision of social services at the local level: Experiences from the municipalities of Prilep and Dolneni

The overall goal of the project is to improve the delivery of social services at the local level by increasing the capacities of local stakeholders and involving citizens in this
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Analysis of resources allocated for child-related policies and programs in the Budget of the Republic of Macedonia

The objective of this project proposal is to provide a comprehensive overview of the policies and programs related to children, in Macedonia, and their allocated financial resources by the Government
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