Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training (TEVET) Authority has provided K40 million to National Statistics Office (NSO) for the 2023 Malawi Labour Market Force Survey (MLFS).
TEVETA Executive Director Elwin Sichiola said the funds will enable NSO to conduct the survey, supervise field data collection to provide technical support on TEVET specific areas.
“This survey will generate information for Malawi’s labour market in general and specifically for TEVET sector,” he said.
Sichiola further said that the results of the survey will ensure evidence based programming in TEVET which is key in addressing skills gaps that exist in the sector adding that through the results, the sector will be able to contribute significantly to the development of the nation.
He said the Institution will highly benefit from the survey as it will inform stakeholders of the real situation on the ground in as far as skills development is concerned.
NSO Commissioner of Statistics, Lizzie Chikoti expressed gratitude for the support rendered to NSO.
“The support is timely as it is the first time NSO has included a module in TEVET questions on labour,” she said.
Chikoti added that statistics are very important for policy information, decision making as well as monitoring and evaluation.
The main objective of the survey includes assessing skill levels and experience of the labour force, estimating the size of the labour force by demographic characteristics, including area distribution and estimated number of employed persons by occupation, industry and employment status.