High levels of employment and well functioning labour markets are core to strong economic performance. The advent of globalisation and accelerating technological advance has quickened the pace of change. ICF GHK’s experience in this policy area includes the assessment and identification of good practice in: public employment services; active and passive labour market measures; and, restructuring at the enterprise and sectoral levels.
ICF GHK benefits from its longstanding experience in fostering transnational learning and cooperation in this field. In the UK work has focussed on the development and effectiveness of integrated approaches to tackling worklessness and the related problems of child poverty and limited aspirations among young people.