Researchers partner with Harambee Youth Accelerator in South Africa to investigate the potential for using skill measures to determine matches of work-seekers to job opportunities. .
Can a psychological intervention enhance the known positive economic effects of cash transfers ?
This project introduces a novel methodology for treatment assignment, which aims to balance the goals of maximising the precision of treatment effect estimates and maximising the welfare of experimental participants. The assignment algorithm is applied to three interventions designed to improve formal employment outcomes of Syrian refugees and local jobseekers in Jordan.
The MBRG's Kate Orkin and co-authors partnered with the South African NGO to study how information from soft skills assessments could be shared to alleviate labour market frictions between firms and young workseekers. Click for a VoxDev summary of results.
Research by the MBRG's Kate Orkin and collaborator Anett John was published in the June 2022 issue of the Journal of European Economic Association. See here for the policy note.
The UNDP Accelerator Lab in The Gambia is launching an exciting new soft skills training programme for young people who have lost their jobs because of COVID-19. The program will be adopting a labour market intervention developed by Carranza, Garlick, Orkin and Rankin (2020) to reduce labour market friction between prospective employers and young work-seekers.
The Mind & Behaviour Research Group is dedicated to providing tested trial interventions to the public. All instruments used in completed projects are archived here. This includes all qualitative and quantitative instruments used like questionnaires, training manuals, and other intervention materials.
View all questionnaires used in Kenya trial on aspirational videos paired with cash transfers.