A new assessment of the Libyan labor market was presented in a launching ceremony in Tripoli today. The assessment, which is the largest of its kind in the country, was conducted by Tatweer Research, a Benghazi-based company, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
The labor market assessment identified private sector industries and businesses with high potential to boost job creation in the country. It also shed the light on significant gaps between the skills currently needed and sought for by the private sector, and the skills offered by the Libyan labour force.
The EU-funded study recommended measures to the government and other key stakeholders to bridge these gaps and bring more people into training for the job market.
The launching ceremony was attended by senior representatives of Tatweer Research, UNDP and the European Union Mission in Libya.
Highlighting the size of the study, the CEO of Tatweer Research Khaled El-Mufti said “the technical team studied the challenges of the labor market in 14 Libyan cities”.
For his part, José Sabadell, Head of the EU Mission in Libya, pointed out that “getting people ready for the job market is the central aim of the 2021 Labour Market Assessment; we need to better understand what skill sets and knowledge businesses need to succeed“.
UNDP underlined that the ultimate goal of this assessment is to “increase the engagement and participation of the domestic and migrant workforce in the private sector businesses and therefore enhance the economic activity and social cohesion in the respective regions of Libya.”