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Study "Whether and how citizens feel the benefits of implementing active employment measures, programs and services"

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Introduction

The main purpose of this analysis is to assess the impact, i.e. to assess the effects of the funds spent on implementing active measures, programs and services for employment by the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy (MLSP) and the Employment Agency (ESA), on their target users, with a particular focus on three programs and services: Self-Employment Program, Subsidized Employment Program and Employment Services. In addition, the purpose of this analysis is to assess the level of quality, awareness, usefulness and accessibility of programs, measures and services for employment, in order to provide facts that will serve them in creating employment policies.

 

These three programs and services are the focus of this analysis due to the fact that in the past five years (2014 - 2018) the Employment Agency has allocated most of the funds intended to implement active employment policies to these three programs and services.Also at the same time, two of them (self-employment and subsidized employment) from the International Labor Organization have been evaluated as programs that either partially or not at all meet the goals for which they were created.

Besides this analysis, in the past four years only one evaluation of the impact of six active employment programs and measures[1] has been conducted, which has found that only two of them (Internship and Training with a known employer) deliver the desired effects and the implementation should continue by the Agency, while the other four do not fully meet the purpose of their existence and need to be amended and improved (self-employment and advanced IT skills training program) or need to be completely deleted from the Operational Plan for active employment programs and measures on the labor market (Subsidized employment program through exemption from Social and health ensurance and Training for deficient occupations). The findings of this evaluation have not been taken into account when preparing employment programs, measures and services for the next three years.

 

The analysis of the study "Whether and how citizens feel the benefits of implementing active employment measures, programs and services" is divided into three chapters.

The first chapter consists of two parts. In the first part we give an overview of the financial operations of the Employment Agency (ESA), by showing the movement of revenues and expenditures in the budget of this institution from 2014 to 2018, and in the second part we give an overview of the movement of funds provided for implementation of active employment programs, measures and services for employment over the same period.

The second chapter deals with the program and budget implementation of three employment programs, measures and services for which the Agency's budget allocates the largest amount of funds each fiscal year and which are the main focus of this analysis, as follows: Self-employment program ( Component 1.1.1 of the Operational Plan for Active Employment Programs and Measures for Employment and Labor Market Services for 2017)[2], Subsidized Employment Program (component 2.3. of the Operational Plan for Active Employment Programs and Measures for Services and Services and the Labor Market for 2017) and the Agency’s Employment Services (component 6 of the Operational Plan for Active Employment Programs and Measures for Labor and Services in the Labor Market for 2017).

The third chapter consists of two parts; the first part of which presents the evaluation of the quality, information, usefulness and accessibility of employment measures, the programs and services provided by the unemployed persons included in the field survey conducted in 11 settlements (Dame Gruev in Bitola; Cetinska, Vardarska and Village Shipkovica from Municipality of Tetovo; Septemvriska, Sutjeska, Marshal Tito, Veljko Vlahovikj and Village Erdzelija in Municipality of Sveti Nikole and Nova Prigradska Naselba and Stara Charshija in Municipality of Strumica), in four Municipalities (Bitola, Tetovo, Sv. Nikole and Strumica)[3], while in the second part we present the assessment given by persons employed as a result of using some of the programs, measure or service employment.

 

The findings presented in the analysis, which relate to the budgetary operations of the Employment Service Agency, have been obtained by analyzing the data contained in the annual Operational Plan for Active Employment Programs and Measures for Labor Market and Services for the period 2014 to 2018[4], annual reports on the operation of the Agency for the period 2014 to 2017[5] and the data contained in the responses received from this institution in the procedure of free access to public information refer to to the period 2014 to 2017[6].

 

The findings, which refer to the evaluation of the quality, familiarity, usefulness and accessibility of employment measures, programs and services, have been obtained through conducting a field research, whose main purpose is to present the benefits that citizens have felt from the funds spent for implementation of the active employment programs, measures and services, with particular focus on components 1.1.1., 2.1. and 6 from the Operational Plan for Active Employment Programs and Measures in the labor market. In this part of the analysis we present: the access of unemployed citizens to employment measures, programs and services through registration in the ESA records; how informed are the unemployed citizens with employment measures, programs and services; the extent to which unemployed citizens use employment measures, programs and services; the degree of satisfaction of unemployed citizens with employment measures, programs and services; the degree of usefulness of the measures, programs and services for employment of unemployed citizens; degree of utilization, quality, information and usefulness of the Self-employment program, Macedonia employs and the services for employing the unemployed citizens; and overview of what needs to be improved in planning and implementing employment measures and programs, according to citizens. The same aspects have been researched among citizens who are employed as a result of the use of active employment programs, measures and services.Through a field survey were covered 826[7] unemployed persons, of which 407 were men and 419 were women, as well as a total of 56 employed persons, employed as a result of using active employment programs and measures, of which 33 were men and 23 were women (detailed overview of the respondents is presented in Table 1).

 

MUNICIPALITY

Bitola

Tetovo

Sv. Nikole

Strumica

 NAME OF SETTLEMENT

 

 

М

 

F

       

        М

 

F

 

М

 

F

 

М

 

F

Dame Gruev

94

107

-

-

-

-

-

-

Cetinska

-

-

26

33

-

-

-

-

Vardarska

-

-

35

46

-

-

-

-

Village Shipkovica

-

-

24

40

-

-

-

-

Septemvriska

-

-

-

-

19

10

-

-

Sutjeska

-

-

-

-

10

6

-

-

Marshal Tito

-

-

-

-

7

6

-

-

Veljko Vlahovikj

-

-

-

-

46

27

-

-

Village Erdzelija

-

-

-

-

81

65

-

-

Nova prigradska naselba

-

-

-

-

-

-

45

55

Stara charshija

-

-

-

-

-

-

53

47

TOTAL

94

107

85

119

163

114

98

102

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1] Self-employment program, traineeship, training with a known employer, subsidized employment program

through exemption from contributions, training in advanced IT skills, and training in scarce occupations. https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---europe/---ro-geneva/---sro-budapest/documents/publication/wcms_384854.pdf

[2] Operational plan for active employment programs and measures in the labor market: http://socijalnaotcetnostzarodovaednakvost.mk/operativni-planovi/

[3] Municipalities with the largest number of unemployed citizens and the largest number of active job seekers. The ratings presented in

this analysis reflects the views of the citizens of the 11 settlements.

[7] Bitola,201; Tetovo, 204; Strumica, 174; and Sv. Nikole, 247.

Autorul(-ii) resursei: 
Jasminka Frishchik, executive director of Association ESE
M-r Darko Antik, programme coordinator of Association ESE
Data publicării:
Miercuri, 10 Octombrie, 2018
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