Evaluation on Youth Employability -Phase I

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Evaluation Plan:
2013-2017, Jordan
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
12/2013
Completion Date:
07/2013
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
15,000

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Title Evaluation on Youth Employability -Phase I
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2017, Jordan
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 07/2013
Planned End Date: 12/2013
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Inclusive growth and social equity promoted through pro-poor macroeconomic and fiscal policies that support income, employment and social protection of youth, women and vulnerable groups in a sustainable way
Evaluation Budget(US $): 15,000
Source of Funding: C/S
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Muin A Khoury Consultant
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: MoPIC, HCY, MoL
Countries: JORDAN
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 It would have been better for the job opportunity mapping to have taken place completely before announcing the program.
2 ? The program would have had a more robust outcome had the recruitment call been ?closed? and ?specific?
3 ? Tourism is one sector that has all the potential to create more jobs. It is a ?national? project at the same time it is a ?focus? sector
4 ? Another ?national? parallel but ?focus? program is introduced with data collection training for BA holders, social workers, with specialized expertise training.
5 ? Urban center focuses: Fast food outlets need cashiers, sales persons and waiters, and developing ?Corporate Training Institutes? for short term apprenticeships.
6 ? UNDP can start working on the vocational certification project that is not kicking off in the Kingdom. This can help attract unskilled youth who would earn a minimum wage, hold a certificate of being a trained ?plumber? for example and raise the ?pride? in certain professions.
7 ? The tourism business partner suggested that candidates are given prior opportunity to spend a day at the proposed on-job-training site to familiarize them with environment, and to allow them to talk to their peers.
1. Recommendation: It would have been better for the job opportunity mapping to have taken place completely before announcing the program.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/08/28]

? This is done for phase II (demand driven) ? This was not done in phase I due to limitation of time and fund. ? The project was supply driven.

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation: ? The program would have had a more robust outcome had the recruitment call been ?closed? and ?specific?
Management Response: [Added: 2013/08/28]

? To be able to do this, the process of surveying the demand should have been done but as mentioned above there was limitations in fund and time. ? This is done for phase II(demand driven)

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation: ? Tourism is one sector that has all the potential to create more jobs. It is a ?national? project at the same time it is a ?focus? sector
Management Response: [Added: 2013/08/28]

? The tourism sector is not attractive for Jordanian youth and in need for more awareness campaigns. ? It is taken into consideration in phase II.

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation: ? Another ?national? parallel but ?focus? program is introduced with data collection training for BA holders, social workers, with specialized expertise training.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/08/28]

? This area needs a specialized program for training and targeted groups. ? Taken into consideration in phase II (demand driven).

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation: ? Urban center focuses: Fast food outlets need cashiers, sales persons and waiters, and developing ?Corporate Training Institutes? for short term apprenticeships.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/08/28]

? This area needs a specialized program for training and targeted groups. ? Taken into consideration in phase II (demand driven).

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation: ? UNDP can start working on the vocational certification project that is not kicking off in the Kingdom. This can help attract unskilled youth who would earn a minimum wage, hold a certificate of being a trained ?plumber? for example and raise the ?pride? in certain professions.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/08/28]

? Taken into consideration in phase II and a survey on vocational needs at each governorate is being conducted.

Key Actions:

7. Recommendation: ? The tourism business partner suggested that candidates are given prior opportunity to spend a day at the proposed on-job-training site to familiarize them with environment, and to allow them to talk to their peers.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/08/28]

? This does not apply to the design and scope of phase I ? Will be taken into consideration in Phase II

Key Actions:

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