Impact Evaluation of Skill for Jobs Training Program

Last registered on April 20, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Impact Evaluation of Skill for Jobs Training Program
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0003782
Initial registration date
June 03, 2019

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
June 10, 2019, 10:45 PM EDT

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

Last updated
April 20, 2021, 3:30 PM EDT

Last updated is the most recent time when changes to the trial's registration were published.

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation

Other Primary Investigator(s)

Additional Trial Information

Status
On going
Start date
2018-11-12
End date
2023-06-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
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. In addition, several months following the training components, all three treatment groups receive a cash grant from the government to support them in establishing new businesses.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Okunogbe, Oyebola. 2021. "Impact Evaluation of Skill for Jobs Training Program." AEA RCT Registry. April 20. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.3782
Former Citation
Okunogbe, Oyebola. 2021. "Impact Evaluation of Skill for Jobs Training Program." AEA RCT Registry. April 20. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/3782/history/90073
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Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)

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
2019-03-01
Intervention End Date
2021-06-30

Primary Outcomes

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

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design

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
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by computer
Randomization Unit
The unit of randomization are individuals
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
na
Sample size: planned number of observations
3000 youth
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Equal split
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
National Health Research Ethics Committee of Nigeria
IRB Approval Date
2018-11-08
IRB Approval Number
NHREC/01/01/2007-08/11/2018
Analysis Plan

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