Evaluating Latvia's Active Labour Market Policies

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Published on May 15, 2019

Also available in: Latvian

This report on Latvia is the fifth country study published in a series of reports looking into how policies connect people with jobs. It focuses on Latvia's long-term unemployed and those at risk of long-term unemployment. The report analyses linked administrative microdata to evaluate quantitatively the impact of activation policies elaborated in Latvia’s Inclusive Employment Strategy 2015-2020. More specifically, it assesses the effectiveness of training measures, employment subsidies and a programme promoting regional mobility. This report derives policy lessons from the empirical results to help the Latvian authorities adjust the activation strategies and measures in order to strengthen labour market participation of the unemployed and improve their labour market outcomes, helping them move into more productive and better quality jobs.


Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Trends and challenges in the Latvian labour market
Design and delivery of Latvia’s labour market policies
Latvian labour market policies for skills and employability
Encouraging mobility and entrepreneurship in Latvia’s regions
Activating Latvia’s most vulnerable groups
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This review was funded by the Ministry of Welfare of the Republic of Latvia through the European Social Fund co-financed project "Studies and monitoring of an inclusive labout market and poverty risks", agreement LM 2017/24-1-1323/03"