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 best to measure and evaluate the results of youth employment interventions.
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 best to measure and evaluate the results of youth employment interventions.
This course is of particular interest to: a) Government officials involved in the design, delivery and monitoring of youth employment policies, notably staff from ministries of labour and employment, economy, planning, education and training. The course is particularly relevant to employment agencies, public employment service agencies and technical and vocational training institutions; b) staff from programme management teams, from private sector entities, from non-governmental organizations and from community-based organizations; c) operational staff from international organizations, regional development banks and bilateral donor agencies which design or finance employment programmes. The participation of women is strongly encouraged.
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 and within budget, time and data constraints;
- Are able to design a M&E plan for youth employment interventions.
The integration of a monitoring and evaluation plan in youth employment programmes is crucial to determine their successful achievement of results. This course will offer practical guidance on how to plan for M&E right from the design phase of such programmes. 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 women and men
- Integrating defined indicators in a programme according to the theory of change and following the logframe approach
- Formulating evaluation questions based on the core criteria of relevance, impact, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability
- Discussing the different types of evaluation and their suitability for different types of interventions, including performance evaluation, impact evaluation and cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses
- Focusing on impact evaluation to understand why it is important, how and when should be carried out
- Comparing several counterfactual evaluation designs: experimental, quasi-experimental and non-experimental methods
- Finding out about data needs, sampling and survey tools focused on youth
- Mainstreaming gender issues in the evaluation
- 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 evaluations will be analysed.
The course is learner-centred and highly participatory. Different learning techniques will be applied in order to facilitate the collaborative construction of knowledge and experience sharing among participants.
The programme will combine interactive presentations by subject-matter specialists, real country cases, debates and group exercises. Participants will have the opportunity to present their own projects and collect advice from experts and peers on how to develop or improve the M&E framework of those projects.
Cost of participation
Cost of participation
The cost of participation in this one-week course is 2215€, which includes: tuition fees (1600€) and subsistence costs (615€).
The ITCILO has a limited number of fellowships that may cover part of the subsistence and tuition fees. Please note that these fellowships do not include international travel. If eligible, early candidates will be given priority.
For information regarding payment, cancellations and refunds, and general information about visas please consult: http://www.itcilo.org/en/training-offer/how-to-apply
How to apply
How to apply
To register, please complete and submit the online registration form at your earliest convenience:
Applicants are asked to attach to their form or send by email an official sponsorship letter issued by their institution (or a donor organization), stating that it will cover:
• the cost of the course (€2215) or an amount in euros that may be considered by the institution or donor, if applying for a partial fellowship;
• international travel between the country of origin and the Turin Centre.
Please note that only applications accompanied by these documents (online application form and official sponsorship letter) will be taken into consideration.
Deadline for application: 14 October 2018.
Institutions that do not have enough funds to cover the course costs or the airfare might wish to seek co-funding from donor institutions in their own countries.