The objective of an effective activation policy is to give more people access to the labour force and good jobs. This requires:
The implementation of these key elements needs to be managed by effective and well-coordinated labour market and social institutions and policies. Continuous monitoring and evaluation of the impact of policies and programmes are necessary to strengthen policy effectiveness and efficiency in responding to the needs of different groups. The OECD is carrying out a range of activities to help countries strengthen their policies and make good-quality employment attainable for jobseekers and other groups outside of the labour force.
|REVIEWS ON POLICIES THAT HELP PEOPLE FIND EMPLOYMENT|
Harnessing digitalisation in Public Employment Services to connect people with jobs, 2022
Building inclusive labour markets: active labour market policies for the most vulnerable groups, 2021
Designing active labour market policies for the recovery, 2021
Scaling up policies that connect people with jobs in the recovery from COVID-19, Summary of country responses to the OECD-EC questionnaire, 2021
Public employment services in the frontline for jobseekers, workersand employers, 2020
Profiling tools for early identification of jobseekers who need extra support, 2018
OVERVIEWS ON ACTIVATION POLICIES
Click here to see a full list of OECD publications relating to activation strategies, active labour market programmes and Public Employment Services (PES) in OECD countries.
LABOUR MARKET POLICY (LMP) DATA PUBLICATIONS
REFORMS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ACTIVATION POLICIES
The labour market policy statistics covers public interventions in the labour market aimed at reaching its efficient functioning and correcting imbalances. The primary target groups are those people unemployed or employed at risk of involuntary job loss.
Note: ALMP = active labour market policies; PLMP = passive labour market policies. Job maintenance and income maintenance correspond to LMP categories 4.2 ("Employment maintenance incentives") and 8.2 ("Partial unemployment benefits"), respectively. Data on Israel, Korea and New Zealand refer to 2019. ALMP data on Greece does not include spending on LMP category 1.2 ("Benefit administration").
More detailed data and time series data can be accessed through OECD.Stat.
Data are classified by categories and contain:
Details on the scope and comparability of data on labour market programme
Coverage and classification
Workshop "Introducing new digital tools for PES counsellors: raising awareness, supporting users and ensuring sustainable adoption”, organised in cooperation with the EU Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG-Reform) and Spain’s Public Employment Service (SEPE), 25 October 2021, (presentations included).
Webinar "Institutional and regulatory set-up of providing active labour market policies in Estonia: possibilities for improvement?", organised in cooperation with the EU Structural Reform Support Service and the Estonian Ministry of Social Affaires, 4 September 2020, (presentations included).
Efficient Solutions in Producing Statistics on High Volume Register Data Worshop, organised
in cooperation with the EU Structural Reform Support Service and the Spanish Ministry of Labour, Migration and Social Security, 11 December 2019, Madrid (presentations included)
Evaluating labour market policies through the use of linked administrative data, jointly organised with the European Commission, 18 November 2019, Brussels (presentations included).
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