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CEI has done a lot of work on multilateral development banks and organisations. The most significant examples, covering the mainly the World Bank, the ASEAN Secretariat and the Master Card Foundation. 

Labor Market Information System (LMIS) for Economic Zones concept in Bangladesh (June 2022-ongoing)

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.


These traditional LMIS approaches tend to reply upon formalised survey data produced by national statistical agencies.

In contrast this innovative approach in Bangladesh is a radical departure from traditional LMIS, and instead uses a private sector drive approach at the decentralized level to support employers in the country’s Economic Zones. This decentralized LMIS makes use of more dynamic sources of data to facilitate the improved matching of supply.

The team at CEI are in the process of putting together the LMIS Architecture and preparing to roll out the innovative approach across the Economic Zones.


An Impact Study of the ASEAN Labour Ministers’ Work Programme 2016 to 2020 using its M&E results framework and key performance indicators (September 2020 to February, 2021)

CEI was awarded the contract by the ASEAN Secretariat to undertake an impact evaluation and has successfully carried out analysis of achievements, gaps, and impact of the ALMs Work Programme 2016-2020 as well as recommendations for improvement as inputs to the ALMs Work Programme 2021-2025. The team has also successfully  provided recommendation on areas that need attention for the upcoming ALM’s Work Programme 2021-2025 to the ASEAN Member States and to the ASEAN Secretariat


Support the National Skills Development and Employment Promotion Strategy (May 2021 - ongoing)

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 (NSDEPS) was developed by RDB Chief Skills Office (CSO) and relevant stakeholders. The Strategy takes a holistic approach across the full continuum of skills development and employment promotion based on NST 1 priority sectors. It consists of three pillars: (1) Skills Development, (2) Employment Promotion, (3) Labour Market Matching.

This program is funded by Master Card Foundation and CEI has been appointed to execute this program and has a very successful cooperation with The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and supported the implementation of the national skills and employment promotion strategy through building the capacity of the LMIS and M&E systems. CEI has also facilitated the move towards performance-based monitoring drawing on the outputs from the LMIS, including the production of analytical reports on the labour market

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