Impact Evaluation of Ireland’s Active Labour Market Policies

This report analyses the sequence of labour market support that individuals receive and evaluates two large public works programmes. It uses rich administrative data and finds positive labour market impacts of the Community Employment and Tús employment programmes. Building on the results of the analyses, the report makes recommendations on how Ireland can further adapt its active labour market policies (ALMPs) to better support its current and future jobseekers. This report on Ireland is the thirteenth country study published in a series of reports on policies to connect people with jobs, and is part of a joint project with the European Commission to strengthen countries’ capacity to evaluate ALMPs. The report is written jointly by the OECD, the Department of Social Protection of Ireland and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

Published on March 13, 2024

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Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Trends, opportunities and challenges in the Irish labour market
The role of public employment services and two public works programmes in Ireland
Administrative data sources for sequences of active labour market policies and public works programmes evaluation
Sequences of support schemes in Ireland
Impact evaluation of the Community Employment programme
Impact evaluation of Tús
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