Effective labour market and migration information systems (LMMIS) are critical for the formulation and monitoring of policies that impact the workforce and the labour market. Ethiopia, with its dynamic and rapidly growing population, faces significant challenges in managing labour market data. To address these challenges, the International Labour Organization (ILO), through the “Better Regional Migration Management” project funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), commissioned Triangle Consulting to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the state of the LMMIS in Ethiopia.

The assessment aimed to provide a detailed overview of existing data collection frameworks, identify strengths and weaknesses, and propose recommendations for improvement. The research found that while Ethiopia has made strides in collecting labour market and migration data, significant gaps remain. Key challenges include limited technical capacity, inadequate technology infrastructure, and poor coordination among data producers. The current Ethiopian labour market and labour migration information is fragmented and inefficient, often hindering rather than facilitating employment relationships and job creation​​.

The report recommends several key actions to address these issues, including the development of a comprehensive national strategy for labour market information, increased investment in technology and training, and the establishment of stronger partnerships between government ministries and international organizations.

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