“What works” Research Brief No. 3

The role of PES in improving employment quality

The “What Works” Research Brief No. 3 discusses the most recent evidence on the role of Public Employment Services (PES) in improving participants’ labour market outcomes. It draws from new knowledge on the effectiveness of this type of programmes summarized in the Synthesis Report “What works: Active Labour Market Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean” and the experience of the Public Employment Service in Colombia and its effectiveness in improving employment outcomes of participants.