PRACTICE PAPER: BUILT TO (IM)PROVE Leveraging realtime M&E for adaptive youth employment programming

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is a crucial component of programme management, used to satisfy a range of information needs for donors, implementers, and the wider development community alike. These information needs typically fall within one of two categories: information used to ‘prove’ an intervention’s activities, impact, or model; or information used to ‘improve’ programming, through… Read More PRACTICE PAPER: BUILT TO (IM)PROVE Leveraging realtime M&E for adaptive youth employment programming

LEARNING PAPER: Real Talk with Liberia’s Youth & Employers

Tackling youth unemployment in Liberia involves addressing head-on some pretty big questions. What does work mean to Liberia’s youth? What drives them to seek out employment? What are employers’ perceptions of Liberian youth?  What skills do they most value? From June 2014 through May 2015, Mercy Corps conducted a series of market research projects with job-seeking… Read More LEARNING PAPER: Real Talk with Liberia’s Youth & Employers

CASE STUDY: Youth Public Sector Program Provides Pipeline to Employment

Compiled by Melvin K. Miller – Results, Learning and Research Assistant The National Cadet Program in Liberia seeks to achieve the twin objectives of increasing youth employment and building human capacity in government ministries. Implemented by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, in collaboration with Mercy Corps,. the program seeks to help graduating or recent… Read More CASE STUDY: Youth Public Sector Program Provides Pipeline to Employment

INSIGHTS FROM THE FIELD: Working with the TVET sector to build employability

By Prince Kuku Dadzie Employment and Entrepreneurship Facilitator, Prospects Program Background to the Technical Education Sector Technical and Vocational Education and training (TVET) provides an important opportunity for the achievement of employment–oriented and life handling skills and attitudes. According to the Liberian Government’s National TVET Policy for 2015-2020, there are 132 TVET Institutions in Liberia, of… Read More INSIGHTS FROM THE FIELD: Working with the TVET sector to build employability

LEARNING PAPER: Indicative findings from pilot psychosocial baseline study

Prospects has recently completed the pilot phase of its Psychosocial Program baseline study. Initial findings, highlighting pre-employment challenges facing vulnerable youth, are captured in a new Learning Paper which can be accessed here. Please note that these findings are tentative and will be verified once the full baseline study has been undertaken. The full report… Read More LEARNING PAPER: Indicative findings from pilot psychosocial baseline study