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Design implement and analyse LMIS in Sierra Leone

Origin of Funding: British Council | Start date-End date: April 2021- November 2021 In Sierra Leone, similar to many developing nations, career guidance and workforce development were major challenges. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security lacked a central system for labor market information. Crucial data relied on infrequent surveys, making it difficult to understand […]

Rapid Assessment of The Office of the Ombudsman’s Vocational Skill Enhancement Project for Youth in Thailand

Office of the Ombudsman’s Vocational Skill Enhancement Project (VSEP) in 2020. This initiative aims to equip out-of-school youth with the skills and knowledge needed to enter the workforce. VSEP offers flexible training courses in various fields like agriculture, construction, and hospitality, along with soft skills development to prepare participants for the workplace. To assess the […]

Employment Promotion Strategy in Rwanda

Support the National Skills Development and Employment Promotion Strategy in Rwanda (May 2021 – November 2022). The Government of Rwanda’s approach to Employment Promotion and Skills Development has been guided by the National Employment Programme since 2014 (NEP). Due to phasing out of the NEP, in 2019 the National Skills Development and Employment Promotion Strategy […]

Deepening the delivery for Skills Development – Rwanda

Deepening the delivery for Skills Development, Employment, Matching and inclusive Growth (November 2022- ongoing). CEI was awarded the contract by the Master Card Foundation to support the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Chief Skills Office (CSO) and National Skills Development and Employment Promotion Strategy (NSDEPS) and stakeholders to implement the strategy.

Labor Market Information System (LMIS) Bangladesh

Labor Market Information System (LMIS) for Economic Zones concept in Bangladesh (June 2022-January 2023). CEI was awarded a contract by the World Bank to support the development of a labour market information system for the Economic Zones in Bangladesh. Normally, LMIS operate at the national level, supporting data analysis for national Ministries.

Design And Strategic Planning

CEI staff have extensive experience in designing and developing small and large-scale projects for international agencies and governments. This work has included community-based projects using participatory techniques to $400 million education programs including early childhood, primary and secondary education. In addition, CEI staff have worked within governments and supported the development of multi-year strategic plans […]


Evidence based policies are at the heart of a successful reform for education or workforce development. Different types of research methods can be used for different purposes. Qualitative research can play an important role in developing new programs and helping planners to make more informed decisions about how to invest resources for skills development. Evaluative […]

Capacity Development

Capacity development can take many forms, ranging from building of institutional structures of government ministries, the development of knowledge systems, to the actual capacity building of those working in skills development systems, including those involved in planning, managing and delivery. Much of the work on capacity building has focused on the individual. Recently, in the […]

Supporting Inclusive Practices

Countries are recognizing the need for legislation and policies that provide more inclusive programs for underprivileged and disabled learners. Supporting skills development for underprivileged and disabled students to find fulfilling post-schoolwork has been particularly important. This means access programs for students with learning disabilities (physical, sensory, and intellectual) should be easily implemented. CEI has developed […]