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.