Taqeem Impact Studies

The “Impact research” series diffuses research reports from Taqeem supported impact evaluations. Reports include baseline, endline and qualitative reports which describe the research designs, methodologies, interventions under investigation and policy and programmatic findings and recommendations. Research in this series has been selected through ILO’s Fund for Evaluation in Employment, an annual call for proposals, which provides seed funding, and technical assistance to rigorous impact evaluations.

            Impact Report Series, Issue 6
The impact of skills training on the financial behaviour, employability and educational choices of rural young people
Impact Report Series, Issue 5
Evaluating the results of an agricultural cooperative support programme
Business practices, access to finance, youth employment
Impact Report Series, Issue 4
Towards Evidence-Based Active Labour Market Programmes in Egypt: Challenges and Way Forward February 2017
Boosting youth employment through active labour market programmes.


Issue 3: MEDA Maroc’s 100 Hours to Success programme (Morocco): Randomized Controlled Trial Baseline Report

December 2015
This Report presents the baseline analysis of the impact evaluation of the “100 Hours to Success” programme. The research explores the impact of employability, finance and entrepreneurship training combined with job placement support to better understand young people’s transitions from school to the labour market.  

Issue 2: MEDA Maroc’s 100 Hours to Success programme (Morocco): Qualitative assessment

December 2015
This report presents results of the qualitative assessment of the “100 Hours to Success” programme. The research explores the impact of employability, finance and entrepreneurship training combined with job placement support to better understand young people’s transitions from school to the labour market.


Issue 1: Evaluating the Effects of Entrepreneurship Edutainment (Egypt): Randomized Controlled Trial Baseline Report

September 2015
This report presents the baseline analysis of the impact evaluation of a youth entrepreneurship reality TV show called El Mashrou3 in Egypt. The research aims to provide insights into the effects of so called “edutainment” interventions on enterprise development outcomes for youth.
 
Differences in the effects of vocational training on men and women: Constraints on women and drop-out behaviour
November 2015
This paper, authored by our partners at the World Bank, Yale University and the Malawi National AIDS Commission, evaluates the impacts of the “Technical and Vocational Skills Training pilot program (TVST)” for vulnerable youth, the first study of its kind to experimentally evaluate vocational training in Africa.

Women’s economic empowerment in action: Evidence from a randomized control trial in Africa
November 2015
This paper by Oriana Bandiera et al. evaluates a programme delivered by the international NGO, BRAC called “Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents”.

Access to Finance and Enterprise growth: Evidence from an experiment in Uganda
November 2015
The following paper, authored by Nathan Fiala, sets out to understand the challenges to business growth in Uganda, relying on a sample of 1,550 micro-enterprise owners from the Northern and Central regions.

Women business training programme in Kenya: Impact of incentives
November 2015
This working paper explores the issue of how to increase the take-up of ILO business training in Kenya, the Gender and Enterprise Together (GET) Ahead training programme. The researchers test three different types of invitations to the training, offering the participants different choices of accepting or declining participation.


Enhancing women’s entrepreneurship in Kenya: Initial qualitative assessment of the ILO’s GET Ahead business training programme

November 2015
The study includes quantitative and qualitative research components. This paper reports the results from the initial qualitative data collection exercise. Results of the follow up quantitative exercise will be available in mid-2015.