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
Recognising that aid and development programming takes place in complex contexts, Mercy Corps is increasingly seeking to understand how best to manage programs which iterate, adapt and respond to the consistently evolving settings in which we work.… Read More PRACTICE PAPER: Adaptive Management in Practice
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
New Prospects Quarterly Report detailing the work of the Employment & Entrepreneurship Services, New Day, Research & Learning, Community-Driven Psychosocial Support, and the work of a sample of our Partnerships from October to December 2015.… Read More PROSPECTS QUARTERLY REPORT (Oct-Dec)
Learning Paper exploring how traditional concepts of ‘employment’ as a singular state do not apply in Liberia.… Read More LEARNING PAPER: Mixed Livelihoods and Complex Pathways in Liberia
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
UNDP in partnership with the Center Songhai Liberia (CSL) based in Bensonville, Bentol City, Montserrado County is to shortly launch a 4-months Youth-Focused Vocation/Skills Training targeting mainly young people. See full details here.
On November 18th, President Johnson Sirleaf presided over the opening ceremony of the newly constructed and refurbished Monrovia Vocation Training Center (MVTC) in Monrovia, funded by the Chinese government. See the full post here.
On 16th October 2015, Prospects’ Results, Learning and Research Manager, John Skelton, participated on a panel presentation, along with experts from John Snow Institute, at the Merl Tech conference in Washington, D.C. The conference brought together over 275 practitioners in the fields of M&E and technology. The panel discussed the design and use of dashboards and… Read More PRACTICE PRESENTATION: Dashboards – A Force for Good, Great, or Greater Confusion?
A new program will support 15,000 Liberian youth enhance their income generating potential. The $10 million World Bank-funded Youth Opportunities Project will also provide support for strengthening the government’s capacity to implement its cash transfer program. See more information here.