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Migration and employment: Working life in Central Antalya, Turkey

This research was conducted under the United Nations Joint Programme “Growth with Decent Work for All: National Youth Employment Program and Pilot Implementation in Antalya” and funded by the MDG Achievement Fund. The research was conducted in Antalya with a view to investigate role of migration in labour market adjustment as well as to better understand effects of migratory flows on occupational changes in the labour market structure. Furthermore, the research aimed to identify factors contributing to the persis- tently high rates of unemployment and joblessness among youth in Antalya.

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Growth with decent work for all: national youth employment programme and pilot implementation in Antalya, Turkey

Since September 2009, the MDG Achievement Fund (MDG-F) Joint Programme: “Growth with Decent Work For All: A Na- tional Youth Employment Programme and Pilot Implementation in Antalya” carried out a series of activities nationwide and in Antalya to generate opportunities for decent work for the youth. The salient objectives of the Joint Programme were: to create a “National Youth Employment Action Plan”; to reduce unemploy- ment among young population, especially vulnerable members of migrant families; and increase the partici- pation of young women in the labour force in Antalya. This report talks about how within the three years of its implementation, the Joint Programme succeeded in creating a significant impact in Turkey and Antalya.

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Knowledge management for culture and development

This report capitalizes on the multifaceted aspects of the experiences of the MDG Achievement Fund (MDG-F) and builds on knowledge gleaned from Joint Programmes’ project implementation, success stories and lessons learned, as this is crucial both to knowledge generation and to knowledge capitalization with a view to informing future cultureand development programming and policy.

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Youth, employment and migration: a review of practices from joint programmes of the United Nations

The youth employment and migration practices that are documented in this publication are a product of the Knowledge Management Facility on Youth Employment and Migration. The practices that are contained in this publication were presented and validated through a peer-review process that took place during two international workshops in 2011 and one in 2012. This publication identifies key features that characterize “promising practices” and identifies 13 practices that were identified that have the potential to contribute to the promotion of youth employment and good governance of youth migration. These practices summarize the results achieved and the lessons learned, as well as scaling up and replication potential.

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Review of MDG-F joint programmes: key findings and achievements

The review presents the key findings and achievements of the 130 joint programmes across 50 countries supported by the MDG Achievement Fund (MDG-F) covering eight thematic areas: children, food security and nutrition; youth employment and migration; culture and development; gender equity and women’s empowerment; private sector and development; conflict prevention and peace building; environment and climate change; and democratic economic governance.

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Youth labour market analysis: a training package on youth labour market information

This training package is one of the products developed under the Knowledge Management Facility on Youth Employment and Migration. This facility was sponsored by the Achievement Fund of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG-F). This package was developed to support managers and practitioners engaged in the implementation of youth employment programmes. The material that is contained in the package was validated by the managers of 15 joint programmes on youth employment and migration during two international workshops that took place in early 2011. It was subsequently used for the implementation of labour market information activities of some joint programmes on youth employment and migration of the MDG-F.

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Youth, employment and migration MDG-F thematic study: review of key findings and achievements

This report sets out to capture the main achievements and results of the 15 Joint Programmes (JPs) within the thematic window on Youth, Employment and Migration of the Millennium Development Goal Achievement Fund (MDG-F YEM). The work on this thematic area was initiated in August 2007, with the outcomes of the Joint Programmes expected to have an accelerating influence on both the achievement of national development priorities and the Millennium Development Goals.

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Operationalizing gender aspects in the creative industries support programme in Cambodia

The document analyses gender aspects in the value chains targeted by the MDG-F’s Creative Industries Support Program (CISP) by identifying the issues affecting gender equality. The first section provides an overview of the situation of women in the economy, the second chapter includes the analysis of the value chains supported by CISP and a summary of few stakeholders engaged in gender and women entrepreneurship development. The third section incorporates the conclusions of the focus group discussions and the interviews conducted. Finally, the last part contains recommendations and actions that if implemented would improve CISP’s impact on achieving gender equality in the cultural industries value chains. Even if challenges met by women are usually the same as men but still, women are worse off due to less access to education and training, gender discrimination, and gender norms that assign women a lower status than men. Special consideration should be given to these women who have demonstrated success and should be used as role models, increasing the recognition and respect for women’s contribution to the overall economy.

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Mainstreaming gender equality concerns in Palestinian cooperatives

This policy brief presents the summary of a study from the International Labour Organization (ILO) on women cooperatives in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (WBGS). It highlights the overall security and employment context as well as underlying challenges to Palestinian women’s participation in cooperatives. Finally, it recommends strategies to encourage the development of new women-only cooperatives while strengthening existing cooperatives.

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Improving the efficiency of the Ethiopian edible oil value chain

Ethiopia’s oil seeds commodity production and edible oil processing industry remain, to a large extent, underdeveloped and cheap, imported palm oil has put the local edible oil industry under additional pressure. This document outlines the basic goals and challenges behind a joint programme that aims to serve as a model on how to transform the small scale edible oil processors from being marginalized to becoming competitive and supplying the market with high quality edible oil.

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Small-scale edible oil milling operations: alternative business models for Ethiopia

The Ethiopian government is aiming to achieve self-sufficiency in edible oil by 2015. The government is planning to ban the sale of crude oil and, compounded by input and technological challenges, this means that the future of the small-scale millers and the supply of two thirds of domestic production have become uncertain. This research study presents an analysis of the opportunities open to and the challenges faced by small-scale millers in Ethiopia, with a special emphasis on noug seed millers, as well as portrays alternative business models that will improve the competitiveness of small-scale millers and increase food safety and security.

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A report on the return of young diaspora to the BiH labour market

This was a first mapping of the potential for the return of migrants, re-integration into the labour market, and contribution to the development of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) by its young Diaspora. The results of the survey, including demographic characteristics of the migrants; motivations for and obstacles to their return and reintegration into the BiH labour market; ties to and identification with their home country; as well as comparisons across groups, are analysed in their report. The aim is to identify the challenges and opportunities for young Diaspora to return successfully to BiH as well as to identify interest and motivation to contribute to its development whether or not they are interested in returning. It offers policy considerations as well as suggestions for future researchers in BiH.

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Training manual on peer education for youth migrants

This manual was part of a three year joint initiative of the UN and the Chinese Government called, “Protecting and Promoting the Rights of China’s Vulnerable Migrants. Its objectives were to support the Chinese Government to promote the protection of the rights and interests of internal migrant workers. The manual was developed based on the rich experiences in peer education that UNFPA gained through implementing migrant youth intervention projects in China. Being young and mobile, and exposed to opportunities and challenges in a new environment, migrant youth are easily influenced by their peers. Peer education makes use of this peer influence to promote positive changes on behaviors among them. This manual is a training tool to guide the development and implementation of health promotion programs targeting migrant youth. It is designed in order to conduct systematic training for program staff before launching peer education intervention projects.

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Training manual on social marketing approach

This manual was part of a three year joint initiative of the UN and the Chinese government called, “Protecting and promoting the rights of China’s vulnerable migrants". Its objectives were to support the Chinese government to promote the protection of the rights and interests of internal migrant workers. The manual is part of an effort to use social marketing as a way to increase young migrants’ health knowledge and risks awareness, as well as to improve their access to and utilization of health services. It can be used to organize systematic training for staff of government and NGOs on social marketing interventions. Users will be able to differentiate social marketing from commercial marketing and gain insight into the importance of an audience-centered approach, e.g., the need to help targets analyze the costs and benefits of a behavior as opposed to telling them right from wrong. Project management skills will be developed and the ability to conduct a “Situation Analysis” is an expected outcome as well.

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