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Labour Market Intelligence Partneship: Five years of LMIP 2012-2017

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In 2012, when the then Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, launched the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP), he requested that the HSRC-led consortium conduct research to provide the scientific basis to 'set up systems for reliable data indicating skills need, supply and demand in our labour market in a manner that would enable our country, including government and businesses, to plan better for the human resources development needs in our country'. And so began the relationship between the Department of Higher Education and Training and the HSRC-led consortium (HSRC, UCT and Wits). The Labour Market Intelligence Partnership conducted studies to provide knowledge, information and strategic intelligence on the types of education and skills required to support societal development and a productive and inclusive growth path. Teams of researchers around the country worked on a number of research studies to help build the skills planning mechanism. This overview document provides a summary of the research reports that have been published. The repository on the LMIP website (lmip.org.za) houses these research reports, as well as policy briefs, journal articles, presentations and relevant papers.

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