Capacity Building Programme for Employment Promotion (CBPEP)

Innovative solutions for employment in South Africa
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    500 Days of Economic Policy Action:
    A Short-Term Policy Action Agenda for South Africa

    A CBPEP colloquium
    2-4 June 2021

    This action-focused policy colloquium will bring together top decision-makers in government and leading thinkers in academia, the private sector and beyond to outline a range of interventions that can place South Africa on a new growth trajectory.

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    Watch a short film on the Land Reform project

    May 4, 2021

    The findings from this research were launched in June 2020 and include policy recommendations that explore appropriate institutional capacity building within Government, its partners and beneficiaries. Learn more about the project and the next steps from this video.


    Watch CBPEP's response to the COVID pandemic

    May 3, 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the South African economy hard, with over two million jobs lost. CBPEP has responded to COVID-19 by speeding up innovation and breaking down barriers to change. Watch a film on the About page to learn more.




    CBPEP, the EU-funded Capacity Building Programme for Employment Promotion, is assisting the government of South Africa to meet the key national objective of reducing unemployment, by building institutional and organisational capacity for employment promotion.
    With a focus on:
    Youth transitions from school to work
    Support for small- and medium-size enterprises and informal sector employment
    Enhancing the responsiveness of further education and skills development programmes to the needs of the labour market
    This CBPEP website was created and is maintained with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of CBPEP and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.
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