Commitment to Action

Leveraging Mobile Technology to Combat Youth Unemployment

Commitment by

Souktel Mobile Phone Services

In 2012, Souktel Inc. committed to pilot its new LaborLoop web-based information system in Palestine. LaborLoop will aggregate information about job seekers and employment opportunities in order to make visible gaps between the education system and the job market. Although over $1 billion has been invested in developing-world education systems over the past 20 years, the crucial transition from school to employment has been a persistent challenge across emerging markets. This new platform will enable the Ministry of Education, schools, and their partners to create educational opportunities that are directly linked to the job skills that employers desire. As a result, the school-to-work transition will be eased for recent graduates, and employers will have access to a population of job seekers with appropriate workplace skills.

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Commitment

Leveraging Mobile Technology to Combat Youth Unemployment

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value

$80,000

Region

Middle East & North Africa

Countries

Palestinian Territories

Commitment by

Souktel Mobile Phone Services