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TitleMore and Better Jobs Flagship Project Final Report
SubjectEmployment Creation
Date of Publication201812
PublisherZambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR)
Number of Pages44 pages
LanguageEnglish
Geographical CoverageZambia
KeywordsAgriculture’s Contribution to Jobs, Labour Reforms and High Unemployment, Agribusiness in Zambia, Entrepreneurship, Promoting Job-Rich Urbanisation, Labour Market Regulations
AbstractZambia’s employment challenge is about both a lack of jobs and a poor quality of jobs. Recent statistics from the Central Statistical Office (CSO) show that the (standard) unemployment rate, at 12.6% of the labour force in 2017 compared to 7.9% in 2012 and 7.4% in 2014, is worsening. Moreover, overall 69.8% of employed persons are informal employed, with their jobs characterized by low pay, lack of social security, limited mechanisms that ensure respect for workers’ rights, and low influence or negotiating space on salaries or conditions of service. This dual challenge has existed for a while. It implies that Zambia should raise job numbers and simultaneously enhance the quality and sustainability of jobs. Achieving both of these objectives will require innovative policies that are based on evidence.
Copyright HolderZambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR)
Copyright URLhttp://www.zipar.org.zm
Filesize2389359 MB
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