Bernd Beber / Regina Schnars / Tabea Lakemann / Jann Lay / Jan Priebe

Skills Development and Training Interventions in Africa: Findings, Challenges, and Opportunities

Other Report | German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) | 2020

  • Abstract

    The substantive focus of this briefing is on training and related support programs, in which funding is deployed to implementing organizations to directly assist beneficiaries. We exclude development cooperation efforts that are directed at meso- or macro-level conditions. Such conditions and related interventions, for example support to Foreign Direct Investment, are to some extent addressed in WP2 as part of this project.
    Our main objective is to understand the effects of skills development and training programs on two groups of outcomes, which roughly correspond to primary core performance indicators of Invest for Jobs: First, employment, measured in terms of job retention, acquisition and/or lengths of employment spells; and second, job quality, including earnings and workplace conditions.

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    Conference | 17/03/2024 - 19/03/2024

    Impact Evaluations of Skills Trainings in Africa: Results Presented at Oxford’s CSAE Conference

    CSAE Conference 2024: Economic Development in Africa, Oxford Organisers: Centre for the Study of African Economies, Social Science Division, University of Oxford Tabea Lakemann (Speaker), Dr. Bernd Beber (Speaker)

    The RéUsSITE team presented the results of two impacts evaluations at the 2024 conference of the Centre for the Study of African Economies in Oxford.


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