Welcome to the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership

We do research and convene policy roundtables in support of the South African government’s goal to build a national skills planning mechanism. Learn more about us.

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From 26-30 September 2016 the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership and the Department of Higher Education will host a dedicated series of research and policy workshops. Learn more about LMIP-DHET National Skills Planning Week.

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In an effort to stimulate economic development and reduce unemployment by creating jobs, government has initiated a number of sectoral and regional growth strategies. Government is to be applauded on its interventionist approach to job creation. However, the question remains whether these strategies have sufficiently considered and planned for, the skills needed for successful implementation. 


"The LMIP research project marks an important step in contributing towards the creation of a credible labour market intelligence framework - the establishment of a functional interface that will ensure better information gathering, analysis and overall systems synergy in pursuit of a skills development agenda that is developmental, forward-looking and embedded in empirical analysis."

– Minister of higher education and training, Blade Nzimande, speaking at the launch of the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership in 2012

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The Labour Market Intelligence Partnership conducts research to inform monitoring, planning, and policymaking for more effective skills development and equitable labour markets in South Africa. Follow us on Twitter @LMIP_RSAWrite to us on lmip@hsrc.ac.za