Selected Projects: Labor Markets & Human Resources

GFA has implemented complex studies and projects in over 130 countries since 1982. Selected projects in Africa, Asia, Europe & Central Asia, Latin America & Caribbean and Maghreb & Middle East are presented here.


Labor Markets

Advising Public Sector Institutions, Germany

German public and non-profit institutions, 2020
Contract Value: variegating

GFA Public, a subsidiary of GFA Consulting Group, provides specialized advisory services to German public and non-profit institutions.... more

Skills Development

Support to the TVET Reform Program , Pakistan

GIZ, 2011 - 2015
Contract Value: € 4,536,000

The comprehensive program supports the national vocational education and training system reform at all levels and in particular strengthening the governance structures at federal level.... more

Skills Development

Skills Development Initiative, Ghana

GIZ, 2012 - 2014
Contract Value: € 2,801,200

More than 80% of the workforce in Ghana is employed by the informal sector. The objective of this innovative program is to strengthen capacity building and training in this sector.... more

C3 Training

Strengthening the Blood Supply System, Turkey

EU, 2012 - 2014
Contract Value: € 2,219,000

This project addresses the issues of safe provision and use of blood and blood products. It aims to harmonize Turkey’s practices with European Union legislation. ... more

C3 Training

C³ Training in Urban Development, Nepal

GIZ, 2011 - 2014
Contract Value: € 1,574,510

Within the GIZ program Sub-National Governance, GFA provides advice to the Department for Urban Development and Building Construction with the aim of strengthening the capacity of administrators in six cities ... more

C3 Training

C³ Training on Market Surveillance, Serbia

EU, 2012 - 2014
Contract Value: € 2,444,000

Within the EU accession process, the Serbian market surveillance system must be aligned with the EU system to protect consumers from products posing a serious threat to health and safety. ... more

C3 Training

Female Entrepreneurship Training, Mongolia

GIZ, 2011 - 2013
Contract Value: € 750,000

C³ training activities are part of the Regional Economic Development Program financed by GIZ. A main program objective is to enable local training service providers to offer demand-based skills development training to MSMEs. ... more

Skills Development

Enterprise-Training Partnerships, Egypt

European Union, 2008 - 2012
Contract Value: € 6,900,000

The program aims at supporting the national reform process in enhancing the human and institutional capacities for the formulation and implementation of a national technical and vocational education and training reform policy. ... more

Education

Secondary Teacher Education Project, Belize

European Union, 2010 - 2012
Contract Value: € 525,920

The Ministry of Education and Youth in Belize wants to improve the quality of education in Belize, as a way of improving employment opportunities for banana workers and their families.... more

C3 Training

C³ Public Sector, Mozambique

European Union, 2009 - 2011
Contract Value: € 1,689,500

As part of the project “Institutional Support to the Ministry of Agriculture” a comprehensive C³ Training of Trainers Scheme was developed. ... more

C3 Training

C³ Public Sector, Vietnam

GIZ, 2008 - 2011
Contract Value: € 2,400,000

The project “Environmental Protection and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources” was aimed at introducing innovative ap­proaches and tools in pilot districts of Dak Nong. ... more

Labor Markets

Labor Market and TVET Policy Studies, Egypt

European Union, 2009 - 2011
Contract Value: € 800,000

GFA is supporting the TVET Reform Programme in Egypt through eight strategic labor market and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) studies. ... more

Labor Markets

Enterprise Training Partnerships, Egypt

European Union, 2008 - 2011
Contract Value: € 6,829,980

The program’s objective is to support the national reform process in enhancing the human and institutional capacities for the formulation and implementation of a national technical and vocational education and training (TVET) reform policy.... more

Skills Development

Vocational Education and Training, Turkey

European Union, 2008 - 2010
Contract Value: € 5,438,700

The project aimed at stimulating employment through the provision of education and training which responded to the demand of the labor market, and at encouraging active dialogue between social partners. ... more

Education

Post and Undergraduate Studies, Eritrea

European Union, 2009 - 2010
Contract Value: € 948,865

This project was positioned within the framework of the Government of Eritrea’s overall education system reform, and is part of the Support to the Education Sector Programme funded by the EU. ... more

C3 Training

C³ GROWTH, Ecuador

European Union, 2005 - 2009
Contract Value: € 3,100,000

The project aimed at improving the country’s access to international markets. Training-of-trainers programs were implemented for C³ GROWTH on consulting SMEs and C³ START on business planning for SMEs. ... more

C3 Training

C³ START, Angola

European Union, 2004 - 2009
Contract Value: € 1,717,000

This project focused on improving rural marketing and agricultural production and diversification as well as capacity building for agricultural small-scale producers and producer associations. ... more

C3 Training

C³ CREDIT, Philippines

GIZ, 2004 - 2009
Contract Value: € 2,050,000

The objective of the financial sector component of a SME development project was to provide credit to SMEs, and to improve the capacities of banks to manage SME portfolios efficiently. ... more

Labor Markets

Modernizing VET, Syria

European Union, 2005 - 2009
Contract Value: € 8,709,000

The objective of the project was to improve the demand orientation of the vocational education and training (VET) and labor market system. ... more

Skills Development

Modernizing VET, Syria

European Union, 2005 - 2009
Contract Value: € 8,709,000

GFA assisted the Syrian VET system reform in improving its needs orientation towards the labor market, and in training employees to better match the practical demands of Syrian enterprises.... more

C3 Training

C³ COMPLIANCE, Bangladesh

GIZ, 2006 - 2009
Contract Value: € 1,401,000

A component of the project Promoting SMEs in the Garment Sector aimed at capacity building to improve SME’s performance with respect to social and environmental standards.

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Skills Development

TVET Reform Process, Mozambique

GIZ, 2003 - 2005
Contract Value: € 2,870,000

GFA assisted the TVET reform process in Mozambique which aimed at better adapting vocational training to labor market needs.... more

Labor Markets

Labor Market Skills Development, South Africa

European Union, 1999 - 2005
Contract Value: € 4,300,000

In support of South Africa’s National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS), GFA assisted the Department of Labour (DoL) in a national reform of the post apartheid labor market and skills development system. ... more