The GLM|LIC Programme has co-sponsored a two-day conference “Labour Markets in Western Africa: Evidence and Policy Lesson” in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Researchers from all over the world shared their findings on labour market issues from policy evaluation, to youth labour, to human capital, to empowerment, and to demography. The study of growth and labour markets in low-income countries is multifaceted. We thank all the participants for advancing the research agenda of the programme. We also thank Abebe Shimeles (AfDB) and our Programme Director David Lam (University of Michigan and IZA) for their brilliant lectures and keynote speeches. Finally, the programme thanks our partner institutes, the Hewlett Foundation, African Development Bank, Agence Française de Développement, CREMIDE and GrOW with IDRC, for bringing this conference together.
Following the conference, there will be a two-day short course on programme evaluation on November 18 and November 19.