Identifying Skills for Sustainable Livelihoods in Local Communities

Optimal skills planning in South Africa must facilitate transformation and reduce unemployment, poverty and inequality. It must do this recognising that many individuals in the country are not able to access opportunities in the formal economy. These individuals need to be supported to obtain the skills that enable them to ensure their livelihoods in a sustainable manner within marginalised communities.

The objective of this component of the LMI research programme is to develop methodologies to identify skills for sustainable livelihoods in local communities.

Research objective

This project therefore aims to identify the required skills and training required to ensure sustained socio-economic benefits in local communities.

The following are key components of the project:

  • A conceptual framework for identifying skills for sustainable livelihoods in local communities
  • Development of a methodology for identifying skills requirements for sustainable livelihoods in local communities
  • Identification of skills needs for sustainable livelihoods for two communities
  • Recommendations for how skills needs for sustainable livelihoods can best be met in local communities


Labour Market Intelligence Research

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Identification of skills needs and shortages for the short, medium, and long term

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General labour market analysis

Rendering of PSET Monitoring and Reporting

Evaluation of the LMI

Capacity Building on Labour Market Intelligence

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