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Impact Evaluation of Skill for Jobs Training Program
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June 03, 2019
July 20, 2020 4:11 PM EDT
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Additional Trial Information
This study evaluates the impact of different components of the Skills for Jobs (S4J) training program, an intervention by the Nigerian government aimed at addressing skill gaps and unemployment among youth. The program provides three types of skills training: life skills, vocational/sector specific skills, and entrepreneurship skills, as well as a paid internship. Participants are randomized into three treatment groups that receive (i) vocational and entrepreneurship training only, (ii) Vocational, entrepreneurship and life skills training only, or (iii) the full S4J package. A control group receives no training.
Skills for Jobs is a training program provided by the Nigerian government under the Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO). It is made up of three training components (life skills, vocational/sector specific skills, and entrepreneurship skills) and internship placements with public and private sector organizations. The project will be set in in urban areas. Beneficiaries are unemployed youths, both male and female, from poor households between the ages of 18 and 35, who have had a minimum of nine years of schooling. The interventions will be rolled out in 3 states simultaneously. The different training components will be delivered by trained facilitators using the same manuals.
Intervention Start Date
Intervention End Date
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Employment - have a job, number of hours worked, self -employment, monthly earnings, formal or informal work,
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
The potential beneficiaries will be randomly assigned to one of four groups. C: Participants do not receive any training
T1: Participants receive vocational training and entrepreneurship training
T2: Participants receive vocational training, entrepreneurship training, and life skills training
T3: Participants receive vocational training, entrepreneurship training, life skills training and internship
Experimental Design Details
Randomization done in office by computer
The unit of randomization are individuals
Was the treatment clustered?
Sample size: planned number of clusters
Sample size: planned number of observations
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
National Health Research Ethics Committee of Nigeria
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number