Easing Access to the Labor Market in Egypt

Background

The GIZ funded project aims at strengthening the capacity of the Federation of Economic Development Association (FEDA) for the improvement of quality of employment in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the non-academic employment segment.

The project is part of a comprehensive Human Capital Development Strategy aimed at strengthening the capacity of the National Employment Pact for Employment and Vocational training for young people. Additionally, the project aims at strengthening the capacity of the Federation of Economic Development Association (FEDA) for the improvement of quality of employment in small and medium-sized enterprises and the establishment of open innovation processes and their use in the development of innovative approaches to job placement and job quality.

The CID Response

CID in partnership with GFA developed a viable model for a demand-oriented service portfolio to improve the quality of employment as well as developed and tested demand-driven service packages to improve the quality of employment. Furthermore, CID worked towards strengthening the capacity of FEDA in designing managing, and implementing their service offering. In addition to effective publicity and awareness raising of employment quality issues. CID also adapted and developed FEDA’s training modules and materials in Egypt, MENA region and internationally and cascaded the approach in testing the training measures, training of the trainers and monitoring of pilot training.

The Result

The project resulted in the improvement of task-related technical and management skills of managers and professionals of the implementing partners. The organizational capabilities of the NEP and FEDA was promoted to a service center that resulted in the improvement of the quality of employment.