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Innovations in Youth Employability in South Africa
Last registered on June 26, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Innovations in Youth Employability in South Africa
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0006043
Initial registration date
June 23, 2020
Last updated
June 26, 2020 10:53 AM EDT
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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
World Bank
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Yes4Youth
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2019-11-01
End date
2021-06-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This study will analyze the impacts of the innovative solutions aimed to increase employability of disadvantaged youth in South Africa through the Yes4Youth program.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
De Martino, Samantha and Tashmia Ismail-Saville. 2020. "Innovations in Youth Employability in South Africa." AEA RCT Registry. June 26. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.6043-1.0.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2019-11-01
Intervention End Date
2021-04-30
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Employability of Yes youth
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Employability as defined by performance (in work experience, in trainings), ii) increased skills (socio-emotional skills, job-readiness skills, skills learned in the work experience, etc.), retention (in work experience, in trainings); satisfaction (of employer and/or employee); transition to labor market (formal, informal, etc.)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Which of Yes4Youth interventions contributed most to the employability of the youth?
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Some of the Yes4Youth interventions: smart phone delivery; training modules including job-readiness training, socio-emotional skills training; program incentives; different types of work placements and industries; supervisor feedback; signaling with CV and reference letter at beginning and end of program to labor market. ii) Which youth (heterogeneity analysis).
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
We will exploit program variations and cohort design to estimate causal effects.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization will be conducted by exploiting program variation and cohort design.
Randomization Unit
Some analyses will be conducted at the cohort-level, some will be conducted at group-levels based on program variations, and some analyses will be conducted at the individual-level.
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
N/A
Sample size: planned number of observations
50000
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
2,000 per treatment arm
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number