Lessons from Randomized Control Trials in South African Labor markets

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CLEAR-AA and J-PAL Africa brought together leading researchers to share lessons from Randomized Control Trials conducted in South African Labor markets – 09 December 2015

As part of a commitment to engage in relevant issues of development, CLEAR-AA in collaboration with the Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL Africa) and the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation hosted a seminar to discuss findings from interventions aimed at improving the state of employment in South Africa. This seminar was attended by a diverse group including donors, private companies, organised business and key government departments. Among many other names, there were representatives from USAID, SARS, Khulisa, Harambee, Department of Trade & Industry and many more. Findings from the following studies were presented:

  • Youth job search assistance:  randomised evaluation with Harambee Youth Accelerator:  Kate Orkin
  • Labour Regulation and Demand:  Emmanuel Bakirdjian
  • Job counselling, Productivity Signals and Employment: randomized evaluation with Department of Labour: Rulof Burger

The panel discussion was facilitated by Dr. Neil Rankin from, an economist from Stellenbosch University.

Watch the video footage of the seminar, as experts, policy makers and employers share experiences of the South African Labor markets.

Watch the video here

For more information about the CLEAR AA seminars contact khotso.tsotsotso@wits.ac.za.

| by: Cara wallter

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