Promoting Women’s Employment: What works?

Kosovan women’s labour market outcomes continued to be dire in the period before the COVID-19 pandemic, with a labour force participation rate of 21.1% and an employment rate of only 13.9% in 2019 (compared to 56.7% and 46.2%, respectively, for men). Women are also much less likely to be self-employed or to have a business: 11.8% compared to 24.5% of men.

Low participation of women in labour market and economic activities has prompted interventions from the side of many donors and institutional partners.

To learn from best practices, GIZ Kosovo Youth Employment and Skills (YES) project initiated a stocktaking of women’s employment promotion interventions in Kosovo. The findings of this study may serve as a basis for creating new employment opportunities by addressing their main barriers and raising awareness on gender equality.

The lessoned learned and recommendations will be presented on March 12, 2021 (10:00- 12:00). The presentation will be held in Albanian.