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Title:An Assessment of Labour Market Information Systems in Southern Africa
Author:Sparreboom, Theo
Periodical:Africa Development: A Quarterly Journal of CODESRIA (ISSN 0850-3907)
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Southern Africa
South Africa
labour law
Labor and Employment
Development and Technology
Management, Public Administration
Information systems
Labor market
Labor policy
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/24482711
Abstract:This paper examines the role of information systems in relation to employment and labour policies in southern Africa. Three functions of information systems are distinguished: the description function, the monitoring function and the evaluation function. The paper shows that the role of information systems has often been limited to the description function, which signifies an important mismatch between information and policies. Reducing this mismatch not only requires additional resources for data collection, but also more attention for appropriate institutional arrangements for information systems and the structure of labour markets in southern Africa. This is illustrated with a case study of the development of information systems for skills policies in South Africa. App., bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]