Let’s Work Aggregator Pilot in Mozambique Moves Ahead

The Let’s Work Partnership is funding an aggregator program in Mozambique to improve productivity and earnings of smallholder farmers. The pilot program aims to connect smallholders through “aggregation systems” — systems that link farmers into profitable markets as “out-growers”, through contracts with buyers that help them access capital and technology. These will help ensure farmers […]

Let’s Work Tunisia: Building Public Strategic Analysis Capabilities

After a short-lived economic rebound in 2012, Tunisia’s increasing political and social instability, as well as the difficult external environment that characterized most of 2013-2014, led to a slowdown of economic growth in recent years. Unemployment was at 15.3 percent in 2015 from 16.7 percent in 2011, but still well above the pre-revolution level of 13 percent.  The […]

Garment manufaturing plant, Dhaka Export Processing Zone (EPZ). (Photo: Arne Hoel)

Let’s Work Starts Work in Bangladesh

The Let’s Work Bangladesh Team launched its Bangladesh Work Program in March, 2016. As part of its program, Let’s Work will perform a Jobs Diagnostic with the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) that assesses existing data to identify knowledge gaps. Let’s Work will also build a jobs strategy with the International Labor Organization (ILO) that […]

Update on Let’s Work Tanzania

The Let’s Work Tanzania team has identified horticulture as the agribusiness subsector to focus on for the value chain analysis as part of its work program. The subsector selection is based on desk reviews and consultations with development partners and the private sector in Tanzania. The team will now focus on selecting the specific crops and […]

DEG Study: Bridging the skills gaps in developing countries

More than 200 million people are looking for jobs globally. Simultaneously, companies are facing difficulties filling vacant positions or finding suitably skilled staff. “These skills gaps – the difference between the skills needed for a job and the capabilities of the workforce – represent a major constraint on social and economic development, particularly in developing […]

DBL Group: High Labour and Safety Standards in the Bangladeshi Garment Industry Pay Off

DEG, a member of the Let’s Work Partnership, recently launched its case study “Committed to Fair Working Conditions – DBL-Group: High Labour and Safety Standards in the Bangladeshi Garment Industry Pay Off”. The case study illustrates that better working conditions can be a business case, even in highly competitive sectors with low margins, such as […]