Impact brief, Issue 14

Maharat Training for Employment

Business Development Center, Jordan

Short description

This brief describes how the Business Development Centre (BDC) in Jordan, a non-profit organization committed to fostering inclusive economic development in Jordan and the Middle East, is committed to results, progress and impact measurement through efficient, robust monitoring and evaluation systems. Focusing on equipping young people with tools, skills and knowledge, BDC’s Maharat Training for Employment Programme is investing in Jordanian youth and women to help them become productive members of society, capable of obtaining jobs as well as becoming successful entrepreneurs. This not only improves their quality of life but also contributes to the well-being of their families and to society as a whole, with an ultimate positive effect on the country’s national development. This brief illustrates the key challenges faced in creating and operating a fully-fledged monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system in light of strained resources, as well as lessons that other organizations can learn for a transition towards better results measurement, evidence generation and gender mainstreaming.