BRAC, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Stockholm University, and the IGC organised a dissemination workshop to bring together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers working in the areas of skills development, youth employment, and small firms growth. The overall goal of the event was to inform the policy debate on youth employment and the growth of small firms in developing countries, and to foster the interaction between researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.
The event featured a number of research presentations, keynote, and policy speeches. The research presentations reported key results from field projects conducted in developing countries, mainly in Uganda, with an emphasis on policy implications and scalability.
The keynote and policy speeches were delivered by practitioners and policymakers, and were aimed at identifying the main opportunities and challenges for the implementation of new policies in these areas. Presentations are available below.
|NAME||ORGANISATION||DESIGNATION||TITLE OF PRESENTATION|
|BRAC Uganda||Research Associate||Creating Jobs for the Youth in Uganda: Effects of Alternative Training Methods on Skills, Employment and Earnings|
|Christine Nabulumba||BRAC Uganda||Assistant Data Manager||Creating Jobs for the Youth in Uganda: Effects of Alternative Training Methods on Skills, Employment and Earnings|
|University of Southern California and IFS||Assistant Professor||The Importance of Soft Skills for Youth Employment: Evidence from a Job-matching and Certification Intervention|
|BRAC Liberia||Research Associate||The Importance of Soft Skills for Youth Employment: Evidence from a Job-matching and Certification Intervention|
|Brian Kule||BRAC Uganda
|Research Assistant||The Importance of Soft Skills for Youth Employment: Evidence from a Job-matching and Certification Intervention|
|Okumu Micheal||Directorate for Industrial Training||Deputy director||Relevance of Vocational Skills in the Ugandan Employment|
|Grace Baguma||National Curriculum Development Center
|Director||Relevance of Soft Skills in the Educational Curriculum|
|Ben-Gurion University of the Negev||Assistant Professor||Credit Contract Structure and Firm Growth: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Uganda|
|Bocconi University||Assistant Professor||Flexible Microcredit and Business Growth: Evidence from Pilot of a New Loan Product in Bangladesh|
|Innovations for Poverty Action, Uganda||Research Associate||Grow Remote Consulting Project|
|Johnson Abitekaniza||Ministry of Trade||Commissioner||SMEs Development in Uganda|
|Financial Sector Deepening Uganda
|Executive Director||The Role of Microfinance Institutions for SMEs Development|