The objective of an effective activation policy is to give more people access to the labour force and good jobs. This requires:
- Enhancing motivation and incentives to seek employment.
- Improving job readiness and help in finding suitable employment.
- Expanding employment opportunities.
The implementation of these key elements needs to be managed by effective and well-coordinated labour market and social institutions and policies. Continuous monitoring and evaluation of the impact of policies and programmes are necessary to strengthen policy effectiveness and efficiency in responding to the needs of different groups. The OECD is carrying out a range of activities to help countries strengthen their policies and make good-quality employment attainable for jobseekers and other groups outside of the labour force.
OVERVIEWS ON ACTIVATION POLICIES
Click here to see a full list of OECD publications relating to activation strategies, active labour market programmes and Public Employment Services (PES) in OECD countries.
LABOUR MARKET POLICY (LMP) DATA PUBLICATIONS
REFORMS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ACTIVATION POLICIES
DATA on active labour market policies
The labour market policy statistics covers public interventions in the labour market aimed at reaching its efficient functioning and correcting imbalances. The primary target groups are those people unemployed or employed at risk of involuntary job loss.
Note: ALMP = active labour market policies; PLMP = passive labour market policies. Job maintenance and income maintenance correspond to LMP categories 4.2 ("Employment maintenance incentives") and 8.2 ("Partial unemployment benefits"), respectively. Data on Israel, Korea and New Zealand refer to 2019. ALMP data on Greece does not include spending on LMP category 1.2 ("Benefit administration").
More detailed data and time series data can be accessed through OECD.Stat.
Data are classified by categories and contain:
Details on the scope and comparability of data on labour market programme
Coverage and classification
- OECD-IGAS-IGF Seminar on reforms of public employment services (9 November 2023, OECD and zoom).
- Session on "Harnessing AI in Public Employment Services to connect people with jobs" at the 2023 International Conference on AI in Work, Innovation, Productivity, and Skills, March 2023.
- Workshop "Digital tools to profile skills", organised in cooperation with the EU Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG-Reform), and Latvia’s Ministry for Welfare and State Employment Agency, March 2023, (presentations: Austria, Germany, France, OECD)
- Virtual workshop "Integration of IT systems and data exchange to support service provision and identification of people in need of support", organised in cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG Reform) and the Ministry of Social Security and Labour of Lithuania, 22 September 2022, (presentations: Estonia, Netherlands, Sweden).
Workshop "Introducing new digital tools for PES counsellors: raising awareness, supporting users and ensuring sustainable adoption”, organised in cooperation with the EU Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG-Reform) and Spain’s Public Employment Service (SEPE), 25 October 2021, (presentations included).
- Webinar "ALMPs and good practices in reaching out to people furthest from the labour market", organised in cooperation with the EU Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG-Reform) and the Estonian Ministry of Social Affaires, 8 December 2020, (presentations included).
- Webinar "The use of administrative data for evidence-based policy design and implementation", organised in cooperation with the EU Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG-Reform), the Spanish Ministry of Labour and Social Economy and the Spanish Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations, 27 October 2020, (presentations included).
- Webinar “Statistical profiling tools for effective targeting and tailoring of services to jobseekers”, organised and funded by the EU Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument of the European Commission (TAIEX) in co-operation with the EU Directorate General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM), the Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities (MoLFSAEO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 1 and 8 October 2020, (presentations included); Workshop Summary “Statistical profiling tools for effective targeting and tailoring of services to jobseekers in Slovenia”.
Webinar "Institutional and regulatory set-up of providing active labour market policies in Estonia: possibilities for improvement?", organised in cooperation with the EU Structural Reform Support Service and the Estonian Ministry of Social Affaires, 4 September 2020, (presentations included).
Efficient Solutions in Producing Statistics on High Volume Register Data Worshop, organised
in cooperation with the EU Structural Reform Support Service and the Spanish Ministry of Labour, Migration and Social Security, 11 December 2019, Madrid (presentations included)
Evaluating labour market policies through the use of linked administrative data, jointly organised with the European Commission, 18 November 2019, Brussels (presentations included).
- Profiling tools and their use in active labour market policies,Technical Workshop, June 2018.
- Engaging and improving services for employers. Seminar jointly organised with the European Network of Public Employment Services and Italy’s National Agency for Active Labour Market Policies (ANPAL), 26 June 2018, Rome.
- Jobseeker profiling tools and outsourcing employment services. Seminar jointly organised with Italy’s National Agency for Active Labour Market Policies (ANPAL), 11 April 2018, Rome.
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