Swedish Labour Market Projects in Latvia 1994-1996

Sida Evaluation
Susanne Oxenstierna , Henrik Huitfeldt
AMS (the Swedish Labour Market Board) and AmuInternational (the Swedish state-owned vocational training institute) started technical assistance co-operation with the Latvian labour market authorities in 1992. The first projects were financed by the Swedish Ministry of Labour. Since 1994, BITS, later Sida, has continued financing the cooperation by approving additional projects developing employment service and labour market training in Latvia. The main dimensions of the evaluation are: Achievement of objectives, relevance, whether the results are sustainable, efficiency of project implementation and cost efficiency. The report is based on interviews with key persons and with participants who have been engaged in different project activities and project implementation. The Economic Survey of the Baltic States has provided a starting point for providing an analysis of the development in the labour market and its institutions. In addition, the team has studied and analyzed relevant materials, i.e. decisions, project reports, statistic and economic analyses of the Latvian labour market, and material produced in the course of the execution of the projects.

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