The Taqeem Community of Practice (CoP) is a collaborative approach to building capacity on monitoring, evaluation and impact evaluation and to foster learning and cooperation among youth-serving organizations in the Middle East and North Africa. The Community of Practice is organized by Taqeem, a regional initiative of the ILO that aims to improve gender and youth monitoring, evaluation and mainstreaming in employment interventions in the Middle East and North Africa. Members of the CoP are youth-serving organizations that have been competitively selected through the ILO’s Fund for Evaluation in Employment to receive technical assistance on results measurement. The objective of the CoP is to create a space to openly share knowledge – a collaborative learning process designed to document, share processes and experiences and identify successful practices in monitoring, evaluation and impact evaluation in youth employment.
On 6-8 April 2016, members of the Taqeem CoP will be meeting at the ILO International Training Centre in Turin, Italy, for the first Peer Learning Event. CoP members will be joined by a group of evaluation experts which will be accompanying them in the design and application of an improved results measurement system. The three days will be a mix of innovative learning sessions introducing cutting edge measurement tools, presentations from CoP member on their results measurement plans and private consultation/working groups with experts. The meeting will set the basis for the rolling out of a series of data collection instruments, M&E databases and analysis tools.