The course objective is to support the design and implementation of youth employment programmes incorporating rigorous monitoring and evaluation plans, with special emphasis on gender issues and the needs of the most vulnerable youth. The course will be delivered in partnership with IFAD as part of an IFAD-financed project, titled "Strengthening gender monitoring and evaluation in rural employment in the Near East and North Africa".
The course objective is to support the design and implementation of youth employment programmes incorporating rigorous monitoring and evaluation plans, with special emphasis on gender issues and the needs of the most vulnerable youth.
The course will be delivered in partnership with IFAD as part of an IFAD-financed project, titled "Strengthening gender monitoring and evaluation in rural employment in the Near East and North Africa".
This course is of particular interest to government officials involved in the design and implementation of youth and employment policies, in particular the staff of ministries of labour and employment, economy, planning, education and training; the staff of programme management teams, private sector entities, non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations; the operational staff of international organizations, regional development banks and bilateral donor agencies which design or finance youth programmes.
The course’s ultimate objective is to support the design and implementation of youth employment programmes, by incorporating rigorous monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plans. In particular, the course will impart the competencies needed to make informed decisions about how to best measure and evaluate the results of interventions that aim at promoting decent jobs for young women and men. A wide range of evaluation methods will be covered and a special emphasis will be given to impact evaluation methods.
Upon participation, it is expected that participants:
• Have improved or updated their comprehension of concepts and methods of evaluation of youth employment programmes
• Are in a position to identify the most pertinent type of evaluation with regards to the specific programme
context (institution and national) and within budget, time and data constraints
• Are able to design a M&E plan for youth employment programmes and projects
• Are able to apply basic quantitative evaluation techniques.
The integration of a M&E plan in youth employment programmes is crucial to determine their successful achievement of results. This course will offer specific leads on how to plan for M&E right from the design phase of such programmes and a pragmatic step-by-step training for implementing the evaluation will be followed over the five days of the course. The course will include:
• Conceptualising employment indicators relevant for young people and integrating these indicators in a
programme according to the theory of change and following the logframe approach
• Discussing the different types of evaluation and their suitability for different types interventions
• Focusing on impact evaluation to understand why it is important, how and when should be carried out
• Comparing several counterfactual evaluation methods to measure directly effects of youth programmes:
experimental versus non-experimental methods
• Finding out about data needs, sampling and survey tools focused on youth
• Managing the evaluation: timeline, budget, data collection and analysis, findings dissemination.
A selection of case studies focused on youth labour market interventions and their respective impact
evaluations will be analysed. Gender issues and the needs of the most vulnerable youth will be carefully
The course is learner-centred and highly participatory. The programme will combine interactive presentation by subject-matter specialists, real country cases, debates and group exercises. Country cases will be based on participant’s own projects. Different learning techniques will be applied in order to facilitate collaborative construction of knowledge and experience sharing among participants.
The course will be conducted in English and Portuguese.
How to apply
How to apply
To register, kindly fi ll in and submit the online registration form at your earliest convenience:
Applicants are kindly asked to attach to their form or send by email an offi cial sponsorship letter issued by their institution (or a donor organization), stating that it will cover:
• the cost of the course (2,180 EUR) or an amount in Euro which can be considered by the institution or donor, if applying for a partial fellowship;
• the international travel between the country of origin and the Turin Centre.
Please note that only applications accompanied by these documents (on line application form and official sponsorship letter) will be taken into consideration.
Deadline for application: 15 July 2017.