Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Outcomes will be measured through independent assessment set-ups (e.g. mock interviews and CV scoring) and self-reported surveys. Three rounds of surveys will be conducted at baseline, 1 month post-program and 10 months post-program as appropriate for the outcomes. An independent assessment of employability, involving email and CV scoring and mock interviews, will be conducted during the first follow-up. Based on methods compared during the pilot, soft-skills will be assessed through self-reported surveys.
We will also integrate routine program assessments conducted by BYLC on stock of skills/knowledge on program content. This schedule, aligning with evidence, enables us to tease out short-term impacts of placement services and medium- or longer-term impacts of skills training, for example, the rate of job placement and income, entrepreneurial outcomes such as investment, size, etc. This is especially relevant in the fast-changing demand environment in the labor market post-pandemic.