ILO Executive Evaluation Course, Amman 2017

As part of ILO’s partnership with IFAD, the IFAD financed project “Strengthening gender monitoring and evaluation in rural employment in the Near East and North Africa”, an executive course on evaluating labour market programmes is being offered. The five-day course covers cutting edge techniques for evaluation and results based management for active labour market programmes with a particular focus on measuring gender outcomes in rural employment.

Context and objectives

Active labour market programmes (ALMPs) are used in many countries to help job-seekers find and retain better jobs. ALMPs often target vulnerable populations such as inactive women and rural youth. Despite their widespread adoption, the effectiveness of these programmes remains controversial. With the increasing emphasis in many governments and international agencies on evidence-based policy advice, it is important to understand which programmes “work” and which are less successful.

Towards this end, the ILO is offering an executive course on evaluating labour market programmes with a particular focus on the evaluation of labour market interventions targeted at women and rural youth. The five-day executive education course on designing result measurement systems and evaluating labour market programmes will provide a thorough understanding of impact evaluations and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting project evaluations. The course will be held from Sunday, 2 July to Thursday 6 July 2017 in Amman, Jordan.

The course is co-sponsored by the Development Centre of the OECD Youth Inclusion Project, GIZ’s Employment Promotion Programme, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation and the Economic Research Forum.

Target audience

The course targets managers, implementers and researchers of active labour market programmes and project from Jordan and the MENA region. It is intended for participants with expertise in monitoring and evaluation and a basic knowledge of impact evaluation methods and techniques. Government officials from Labour and Youth Ministries, representatives from international organizations and other development institutions as well as from non-governmental organizations and private sector initiatives are invited to apply.

Registration

To apply for the participation at the Executive Evaluation Course, please complete the registration form. Please note that admission to the course will be competitive. Interested applicants must complete the course registration by 26 May 2017 (11.59pm CEST). All course fees will be covered by the ILO for applicants who are accepted to the course. Participants are expected to cover travel, accommodation and visa costs. A limited number of bursaries available (for airfares & lodging) will be distributed on a case-by-case basis and preference will be given to early applicants.

All admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and participants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Places being limited, the organizers will give priority to applicants coming from the target audience of the course.