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Innovations in Youth Employability in South Africa
Initial registration date
June 23, 2020
June 26, 2020 10:53 AM EDT
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Additional Trial Information
This study will analyze the impacts of the innovative solutions aimed to increase employability of disadvantaged youth in South Africa through the Yes4Youth program.
Intervention Start Date
Intervention End Date
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 (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).
We will exploit program variations and cohort design to estimate causal effects.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization will be conducted by exploiting program variation and cohort design.
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?
Sample size: planned number of clusters
Sample size: planned number of observations
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)
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)