Training Course on ‘Labour Market Research Methodologies’
Date: 28-29 March 2022
Venue: Virtual, Ankara - Türkiye

Within the framework of the OIC Public Employment Services Network (OIC-PESNET) and in line with the OIC-PESNET Work Plan 2021-2022, the Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR), in its capacity as the Chair of the OIC-PESNET, organised a Training Course on “Labour Market Research Methodologies” on 28-29 March 2022 through an online video conferencing platform. SESRIC, in its capacity as the Secretariat of the OIC-PESNET, provided facilitation and necessary technical support for the organization of the training.

The training course was provided by competent experts from the Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR) for the benefit of 127 participants from the national public employment services (PES) agencies/ authorities of 27 OIC Member Countries.

The main objectives of the training course were to provide insights into Labour Market Research (LMR) and explain different phases of LMR carried out by national public employment services (PES) authorities. It also familiarized participants with the emerging labour market issues and challenges for research in an interdisciplinary framework and enhanced their knowledge of various methods used in LMR.

The training course mainly focused on relevant technical subjects, including but not limited to research methods on the labour market, research on unemployed profile inventory, and research on expectations of job seekers from the labour market.

The OIC-PESNET is an OIC platform established to create closer cooperation among the national public employment services agencies/ authorities of the OIC Member Countries through sharing knowledge, experience and best practices. SESRIC assumes the role of the Secretariat of the OIC-PESNET and carries out a specific capacity-building programme, namely; Public Employment Services Capacity Building Programme (PES-CaB), to support the efforts of the OIC Member Countries in developing the capacities of the institutional and human resources in the field of public employment services. The Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR) carries out the role of Chair of the OIC-PESNET for the period of 2021-2022. For more details about the Network and its activities, please visit: