Improving the effectiveness of job fairs for young job-seekers in Egypt

The project aims to help improve the efficiency of job fairs, so as to connect more job seekers to available employment in Egypt. Using an experimental method, the study will assess what the main constraints are for youth to participate in job fairs — in particular those related to lack of information on, and costs of participating in job fairs — and lead to better understanding of young people’s job search behavior and the mismatch with the job demand that exists in Egypt.

The study will be carried out in direct collaboration with the national implementing agency in charge of job fairs in Egypt. It will directly benefit at least 6,000 job seekers, and many more if policymakers adapt their approach to supporting job seekers, and the private sector revisits its strategy to reach out to young job-seekers.

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Project status



36 months

IDRC Officer

Flaubert Mbiekop

Total funding

CA$ 521,900




Employment and Growth

Project Leader

Mona Said


The American University in Cairo

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