Muscat: Progress in implementation of 14 initiatives was reviewed yesterday by the Supervising Committee for the Labour Market and Employment Lab.
The Committee held its 2nd meeting under the chair of Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri, Minister of Manpower.
The meeting aims to follow up implementation of outputs within the context of the National Programme for Enhancing Economic Diversification (Tanfeedh).
It also reviewed the position on indicators of performance measurement for the labour market and employment. Additionally, the Committee discussed work outputs of the technical teams formed to execute the initiatives.
The technical teams completed reviewing performance indicators for all initiatives.
The Committee also viewed a briefing about statistics on participation of the public during the open days.
Community involvement survey participation
Meanwhile, outcomes of the community involvement survey about Tanfeedh Programme have been positive. The questionnaire, which was held during the period from November 28 to 30 2016 at Oman International Exhibition Centre targeted 1,000 participants. Due to the beyond expectation turn out, the number of participants was 2,557. Omanis 81 per cent of the respondents compared to 19 per cent from Arab and non-Arab nationalities.
Individuals of the age group of 19 to 29 constituted 36 per cent of participants compared to 44 per cent for the age group between 30 to 40 years.
The participants recommended simplification of procedures and upgrading of laws and regulations. Some recommendations also covered investment, manufacturing industries and logistic services.
The respondents to the questionnaire pointed out that education should be one of the focus areas in the coming period.
Lab outputs may enhance the Oman’s competitiveness said 92.6 per cent respondents while 96.4 per cent believed performance assessment indicators may help public organisations in achieving objectives.