important that interventions that are started up under an employment strategy soon form an integral part of a consistent and coherent economic growth strategy that lays down an enabling environment for sustainable job growth.
Crucial to effective employment policy formation is an in-depth knowledge and analysis of labour market trends and processes. A set of comprehensive labour statistics is thus an indispensable basis for the planning and design of employment and labour market policies. This is true for both developing and transition countries. In general, in these countries there is insufficient capacity to collect and analyse up-to-date information about the labour market.