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Labor Market Information System (LMIS) for Economic Zones concept

Objectives:

Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment: MSL provided the followings: Assessment of existing labor market information sources: Created a landscape of labor market information sources in Bangladesh, which described the type and characteristics of the information provided. At a minimum, included what is the source, who were its target as audience, what data and indicators were offered, what frequency and what geographical coverage. Assess the quality of such information in terms of its reliability, and its usefulness to draw comparisons with other data. Assess the feasibility to retrieve this information periodically and integrate it into the LMIS, at a reasonable technological cost. Market assessment that identifies what type of labor market intelligence and other labor market services would be valuable for the stakeholders of the EZs’ skills development ecosystem. 1)            Understand what labor market intelligence would be useful for stakeholders to make insightful decisions. Include what indicators and with what disaggregation and frequency, what type of analysis and insights, and what modality of dissemination of the information would be appropriate to them (e.g. user-friendly online dashboards, bulletins, reports, blogs, etc.) and maximise utilization rates. 2)            Identify the potential users of labor market services, such as Career and Skills Guidance and jobs-matching services (platforms); provide an understanding of the needs that should be addressed and what modality of service delivery could maximise take-up. 3)            Stakeholders that should be prioritized in the analysis: The ESA, Employers (EZ Tenants and firms in their supply chains), workforce or potential workforce, and Training Providers. Review of international experiences and proposal of models relevant for Bangladesh’s EZs. 1)            Describe and discuss at least three international examples of LMIS that collect labor market information and produce labor market intelligence to support better decisions. 2)            Discuss the design elements that can be adopted or adapted by PRIDE to develop the LMIS for the EZs and support ESA’s role in improving labor market efficiency. An LMIS Concept for the EZs which offers: 1)            A pragmatic view of what can be achieved based on a realistic assessment of the current landscape and developments that are feasible under PRIDE. 2)            An assessment of the value of feasible LMIS developments to the stakeholders during the PRIDE programme, and to the EZs more generally after the close of PRIDE. 3)            An understanding of how and through what channels LMIS services can best engage stakeholders and what methods can be used to optimise the quality of new information into the LMIS. 4)            An assessment of technical and legal considerations and a proposed approach to data capture/retrieval, storage, management and dissemination.  Approach should cover high level architecture and ownership, and cite specific agencies where necessary. 5)            A view of risks and opportunities for the development of an LMIS, and tactics which respond to those risks and opportunities.

Services:

The purpose of the consultancy was to

  • develop a concept of a Labor Market Information System (LMIS) for the Economic Zones in Bangladesh. The study answered the foundational questions to assess the feasibility and value-added of developing an LMIS for the EZs.
  • Figuring out what information sources were relevant to integrate intoDescription of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:

    MSL provided the followings:

    Assessment of existing labor market information sources:

    Created a landscape of labor market information sources in Bangladesh, which described the type and characteristics of the information provided. At a minimum, included what is the source, who were its target as audience, what data and indicators were offered, what frequency and what geographical coverage.

    Assess the quality of such information in terms of its reliability, and its usefulness to draw comparisons with other data.

    Assess the feasibility to retrieve this information periodically and integrate it into the LMIS, at a reasonable technological cost.

    Market assessment that identifies what type of labor market intelligence and other labor market services would be valuable for the stakeholders of the EZs’ skills development ecosystem.

    1)            Understand what labor market intelligence would be useful for stakeholders to make insightful decisions. Include what indicators and with what disaggregation and frequency, what type of analysis and insights, and what modality of dissemination of the information would be appropriate to them (e.g. user-friendly online dashboards, bulletins, reports, blogs, etc.) and maximise utilization rates.

    2)            Identify the potential users of labor market services, such as Career and Skills Guidance and jobs-matching services (platforms); provide an understanding of the needs that should be addressed and what modality of service delivery could maximise take-up.

    3)            Stakeholders that should be prioritized in the analysis: The ESA, Employers (EZ Tenants and firms in their supply chains), workforce or potential workforce, and Training Providers.

    Review of international experiences and proposal of models relevant for Bangladesh’s EZs.

    1)            Describe and discuss at least three international examples of LMIS that collect labor market information and produce labor market intelligence to support better decisions.

    2)            Discuss the design elements that can be adopted or adapted by PRIDE to develop the LMIS for the EZs and support ESA’s role in improving labor market efficiency.

    An LMIS Concept for the EZs which offers:

    1)            A pragmatic view of what can be achieved based on a realistic assessment of the current landscape and developments that are feasible under PRIDE.

    2)            An assessment of the value of feasible LMIS developments to the stakeholders during the PRIDE programme, and to the EZs more generally after the close of PRIDE.

    3)            An understanding of how and through what channels LMIS services can best engage stakeholders and what methods can be used to optimise the quality of new information into the LMIS.

    4)            An assessment of technical and legal considerations and a proposed approach to data capture/retrieval, storage, management and dissemination.  Approach should cover high level architecture and ownership, and cite specific agencies where necessary.

    5)            A view of risks and opportunities for the development of an LMIS, and tactics which respond to those risks and opportunities. the system; what information sources and services for employers and job seekers currently existed; who the current main users of such information were and who can be potential new users.

  • present proposals of LMIS models that would be applicable and valuable for Bangladesh

Timeframe: August, 2022 -December, 2022

Realated Countries: Bangladesh

Client(s): World Bank

Categories: Infrastructure Development, PFM and Financial Management and Audit and Accounting, Project Management and Implementation, Research and Study, Technical Assistant

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