Good Practice

ACI 2: Jobs and skills for youth - Thematic funding of the SIDA-ILO partnership - Final evaluation

Good Practice Description

Stakeholder participation has been a key element. The ILO managed to engage with different ministries, employers' and workers' organizations, chambers of commerce, TVET institutions and youth organisations, among others. All these had essential parts to play since they were jointly responsible for implementing the project.

Building on previous interventions and collaborating and coordinating with other ILO Employment/Skills/Youth projects have both been instrumental to successful implementation.

The mobilization of ILO departments, experts and offices (HQ, regional, sub-regional and national offices) around youth employment and the support they provided to the project is not only considered a good practice but also contributed largely to successful implementation.

Flexibility to adapt the budget and activities is essential to addressing the actual needs in beneficiary countries. In this sense, the 'output-based budget' and the 'decentralized' funding modality which allowed adapting the different country interventions to concrete national contexts are considered a good practice and have been a key asset to project implementation.