in 2018, Vivamos Mejor commissioned researchers from the University of Lausanne and the Universidad de los Andes to conduct a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) aimed at understanding the impact of its approach that combined vocational education and training (VET) with youth empowerment. The study sought to determine whether this integrated intervention assisted disadvantaged young adults in their personal development concerning mental health resilience and improved labor market integration. The results indicated that the youth empowerment program provided significant complements compared to stand-alone VET.
In this webinar from our OROS serie, on June 22, we reflected on the strengths and limitations of impact evaluations, especially RCTs, the minimum requirements for implementation, the RCT contribution to evidence-based learning … and exchanged experiences from the Global South
* Youth empowerment of Vivamos Mejorconsists of psychosocial support, soft skills and peace-building skills development, as well as labour market placement.