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PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Project location
KAZAKHSTAN
Project value
€2,000,000
Client
EC
The project focused on the development of regional strategies for addressing impacts of privatisation and enterprise restructuring at the local (city-region) level and development of policy recommendations for implementation of these strategies nationwide (through the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Kazakhstan). In particular, the project involved the study of socio-economic situation of Aktyubinsk region and based on the findings selection and implementation of three pilot projects. Examples of such pilot projects relate to such issues as:

Employment generation through entrepreneurship development, micro-credit fund establishment, business networking in a single-enterprise town of Alga, Aktyubinsk region.

Health care – development of GP training and services (including curricular development for GPs and nurses, conduct of courses)

Promotion of higher education in economics

These activities contributed significantly to national policy development in these areas.
Project location
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Project value
€3,000,000
Client
EC TACIS
Tacis project of technical assistance to the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Russian Federation. The project aimed at strengthening the functioning of the Ministry and Employment Services at the regional and local levels, and supporting the authorities' capacities in the formulation and implementation of active labour market policies, The pilot projects, implemented in the regions of Russia, were related to such issues as:

Capacity Building of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development and its regional offices;

Social Partnership and local labour markets;

Vocational training in local labour markets;

Development of integrated Information Systems for monitoring and analysis of labour market demand and supply;

The development of entrepreneurship in rural locations, etc.