Capacity development for evaluation in youth employment

Taqeem provides technical assistance and training to partners with the objective of creating a critical mass of evaluation expertise in the region. Evaluation Clinics are workshops on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and impact evaluation designed to share evaluation tools and techniques and to assist project teams develop M&E and impact evaluation strategies. Taqeem offers basic and advanced evaluation trainings to promote results measurement.

Evaluation Clinics last 3–4 days and cover the basics of M&E, impact evaluation methods, and data collection tools. During the clinics, selected youth employment project teams serve as live case studies whose options for stronger M&E or impact evaluation are discussed and outlined during group work sessions.

In addition, Executive Evaluation Courses on youth labour market programmes are advanced five-day evaluation trainings which provide academics, evaluators, implementers and researchers with a thorough understanding of rigorous impact evaluation techniques in order to strengthen their capacity to understand, interpret and conduct impact evaluations.

Taqeem offers technical assistance through a Community of Practice approach. The Taqeem Community of Practice 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.

Knowledge Sharing Platform

  1. The ILO Taqeem online portal provides members of the Taqeem community of practice with an interactive space for sharing, information and discussion about evidence on "what works" to improve youth and women's rural employment.