The impact evaluation led to a range of policy-recommendations to further improve program design.
• Expand set of micro-enterprise and skill development beyond traditional vocations, in particular to include business skills and life skills.
• Assess whether the provision of additional technical assistance or information about market opportunities can improve decisions
• Explore mechanisms for making investment more profitable for women: e.g. choice of vocation; mobilization of “women’s groups”; empowerment within mixed-gender groups
• Continue strengthening evidence base for interventions that address youth unemployment by including rigorous M&E in future operations