Agenda

Agenda | 15 March 2017

Introductory Training on Labour Market Information and Analysis

22 November, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

BACKGROUND: Mongolia has a well-developed system of labour market information, which enables fairly smooth production of globally monitored indicators, including a sub-set of SDG and Decent Work Indicators. Regular and frequent implementation of household-based surveys by the National Statistical Office (NSO), such as the Labour Force Surveys (LFS) and Household Income Expenditure Surveys, with questionnaires that collect a rich set of information on individual and household characteristics forms a strong backbone for further development of labour market information system (LMIS) and analysis. LFS is the main source of representative statistics that can be used to monitor and analyze the labour market outcomes. While there is scope for improving the implementation method of this survey, including the sampling design and questionnaire, to be able to adopt the 19th ICLS “Resolution concerning statistics of work, employment and labour underutilization”, existing data can still be used to better monitor and analyze the labour market, through production of a set of SDG and decent work indicators that can be produced and through enhanced analytical capacity of the data users to better utilize and interpret the indicators and statistics.

OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the proposed 1-day training are:

To familiarize the participants with the use of labour market information, including the data source (LFS) and the processes involved in generating it;

To familiarize the participants with basic issues involved in the analysis of labour market information.

To clarify the roles and needs of stakeholders, including data producers and users, to make better use of the existing LMI (and improvements to it).

EXPECTED OUTPUTS: The expected outputs of the training are:

Completion of an exercise on using labour force statistics and key labour market indicators.

A preliminary stakeholder assessment of the LMI system and analysis conducted.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

Relevant units and staff of the MLSP, NSO, social partners and other stakeholders.

AGENDA: 22 November 2016

TUE 22 NOV DAY 1

9:00 – 9:20 Welcome and opening remarks,

Ts.Munkhzul, MLSP

Makiko Matsumoto, ILO

9:20 – 9:30 Introduction of the participants

9:30 – 9:40 Objectives of the training

Makiko Matsumoto, Employment Specialist, ILO

9:40 – 10:30

Session 1 What is a labour market information system and analysis?

Makiko Matsumoto, Employment Specialist, ILO

Damba Lkhagavsuren, ILO consultant

Q&A

10:30 – 10:50 Coffee

10:50 – 11:30

Session 2 Labour market indicators in Asia and the Pacific: Concept and methods

Makiko Matsumoto, Employment Specialist, ILO

Damba Lkhagavsuren, ILO consultant

Q&A

11:30 – 12:00 Group work 1: Labour force statistics – concept

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:00

Session 3 Mongolia’s LFS (Part 1): Familiarization with the structure of the questionnaire

This session may include:

LFS method adopted, in terms of sampling, questionnaire, implementation period, sampling weights

Introduction to the structure of the questionnaire currently being used, and the information that is captured in each blocks.

Brief explanation of how the published labour market indicators are generated from the LFS

Q&A

14:00 – 15:00 Group work 2: Working with the questionnaire

The objective of the group work is to familiarize non-NSO participants with the LFS questionnaire and to identify questions that can be used to generate monitoring indicators and other labour market information they need.

15:00 – 15:30 Reporting back on group work 2

Q&A

15:30 – 15:50 Coffee

15:50 – 16:30 Group work 3: Assessment of LMI/LMIA in Mongolia

16:30 – 16:50 Reporting back on group work 3

Q&A

16:50 – 17:00 Concluding remarks and the way forward

NSO