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

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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.


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.

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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.

A total of 17 different interventions will be supported over the pillars of skills, employment and matching, with the establishment of a performance-based monitoring and evaluation system.

Through this project CEI is supporting the CSO in producing analytical insights on labour market dynamics and skills development in line with NSDEPS related programmes. The support is also not limited to operationalise the Sector Skill Councils in number of priority sectors, including Manufacturing, Hospitality & Tourism, Agriculture, Infrastructure, Financial Services, ICT and Mining, Gas & Petroleum, with systems established for quality assurance and funding modalities including Setting up of a National Skills fund with accompanying legal and administrative frameworks in place and develop funding modalities to expand the uptake of apprenticeships, professional internships, and skills programs under this intervention


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 (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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