Rapid Labour Market Analysis

Thematic area:

Economic growth

Project duration:

October 2021- May 2022

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Geographical Location:

6 districts ( Gilgit, Skardu, Astore, Nagar, Shigar and lower Chitral) of GB and Chitral

Project Objectives:

This study intends to capture the post-CVOVID-19 employment environment by 1)

  • Identify existing labour market/sector situation and opportunities,
  • Determine demand and supply of vocational and technical skills,
  • Understand the gaps and barriers hindering labour to get work to earn income – including gender and barriers to labour and income generation and conclude the impact of COVID-19 on employment and income generation sustainability.


  • The quantitative survey and its qualitative inquiry provide valuable insights to understand the important labour market dimensions in GBC.
  • Based on an in-depth analysis of the quantitative data of around 1,612 individuals in GBC, comprising of 798 male & 817 females respondents supported by qualitative supportive information gathered from 24 LSO’s, 22 representatives of business community and 8 training service providers apart from 6 government representatives, the findings and recommendations give a 360-degree view of the skilled workers’ aspect of the canvas of GBC labour market.

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