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Active Labour Market Programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean Evidence from a Meta-analysis

Active Labour Market Programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean Evidence from a Meta-analysis

The International Labour Organization (ILO) report presents a systematic collection and assessment of impact evaluations of Active Labour Market Programmes (ALMPs) in Latin America and the Caribbean. The report compiles a novel meta database and provides a narrative review of 51 studies. The report findings revealed that ALMPs in Latin America and the Caribbean are particularly effective in increasing the probability of having a formal job, compared to other labour market outcomes. Other related findings were in the area of training programmes which were found to be more effective than other programmes and that ALMP intervention in the region benefitted women more than men, and youth compared to prime-age workers. Read the report here.