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Two Vulnerable Markets Topics

From NEETs to Equity. Questions about development impacts and integrity abound. Where government and industry is unable or unwilling to provide data, empirical studies can provide a wealth of insight to organisations. If you don’t have time to dig through libraries, sign up for a workshop with an information addict!

Leonie Hall is a development economist, social activist and seasoned leader with over 25 years of operation and project management experience in the education, social change and youth development sectors.  A former high school teacher, SETA accredited training provider and HRD specialist with a proven track record of working with government agencies, civil society organisations, communities and grassroots movements, she can provide unique insights for capacitating youth and unemployed markets.


Vulnerable Markets Workshops

Pro-poor Policy and NEETs

The context of ‘vulnerable markets’ and development

…the state of NEETs in a country implies a stagnation or decline in human capital, which is particularly worrying if it affects low-educated youth with little or no work experience. (OECD 2015)

  • Pro-poor policy and increasing participation and effectiveness of interventions (training,  entrepreneur etc)
  • Poverty and production – market outcomes and expectations –
  • Demographics and Data – what do studies tell us?

Factors impacting interventions

Evidence-based social interventions that could counter past and continuing patterns of social and economic exclusion that underlie youth unemployment are, however, sorely needed. (Siyakha Report, 2016)

  • addressing the youth and unemployed
  • reducing beneficiary (e.g. youth) and stakeholder (e.g. business) entry barriers
  • marketing conventions, business practices
  • value chains in Education, Training & Development

The Equity Aim. A Misfire, Misfit or Missile? Vulnerability Workshop

  1. Equity strategy, NEET demography

    • statistics, so darned fascinating!  Painting a vivid picture of the vulnerable, prepare for data drama!
    • outlining equity, what’s it really mean? Covering assumptions, actions and contradictions.
    • citing empirical studies in different disciplines, we’ll discuss questions for development. Internationally, NEET data is growing as more studies are conducted to understand how to absorb them in an economy.
  2. References for organisational policy

    • matching equity values to actual praxis
    • frameworks for gender, race and disability
    • reputation and brand ethics questions
    • danger points: preventing potential conflict areas between policy position and final outcomes



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