The Generation and Use of Experimental Evidence to Drive Policy Change, based on experience scaling an Early Childhood Development intervention in India

Sponsored by the M&E and Education Working Groups In this session, Alejandro Ganimian will discuss the link between rigorous research and policy change based on a randomized evaluation and cost-benefit analyses of an intervention in which early-childhood development (ECD) centers in Tamil Nadu, India were provided with funds to hire a worker exclusively devoted to teaching preschool education. The work […]

Via: Pathways to Work Webinar Series – How Youth Are Navigating Employment Pathways

By: International Youth Foundation, USA (www.iyfnet.org) Would you like to expand your knowledge on how young people are overcoming barriers to secure work? Have you ever wondered how vocational training institutions are providing support to help prepare young people on their journey or how all the myriad of actors in the youth employment ecosystem can engage with each other to […]

Global Implementation Conference

Dear Scaling Community, I am pleased to share news of the upcoming Global Implementation Conference (GIC-https://gic.globalimplementation.org),  taking place virtually May 3-6, 2021. With strong links to scale-up work, the conference is a leading implementation event with delegates from all over the globe, representing a wide range of sectors and disciplines. This year’s GIC will feature feature cutting edge implementation research, real-world application of […]

Via : Pathways to Work Webinar Series – TVET Institutions, Expanding Services

By: International Youth Foundation, USA (www.iyfnet.org) Would you like to expand your knowledge on how young people are overcoming barriers to secure work? Have you ever wondered how vocational training institutions are providing support to help prepare young people on their journey or how all the myriad of actors in the youth employment ecosystem can engage with each other to […]

Via : Pathways to Work Webinar Series – Systems, Strengthening Partnerships

By: International Youth Foundation, USA (www.iyfnet.org) Would you like to expand your knowledge on how young people are overcoming barriers to secure work? Have you ever wondered how vocational training institutions are providing support to help prepare young people on their journey or how all the myriad of actors in the youth employment ecosystem can engage with each other to […]

Education Working Group: Lessons Learned from Adaptations as a Result of COVID-19 (Date TBD)

Building on the Education WG April 2020 webinar where we discussed specific needs witnessed in low- and middle-income countries in response to COVID and what the education sector can learn from other crises, this session will re-visit adaptations made in response to the global pandemic, lessons learned, and what recommendations to take forward in addressing the current and future disruptions […]

Youth Employment Working Group: Policy Level Interventions by Governments, Helene Cyr, Education Development Center (EDC)

This Youth Employment Working Group Coffee and Bagel session will focus on policy level interventions by governments and feature speaker Helene Cyr, from the Education Development Center (EDC). Helene Cyr: We (EDC) conducted two analysis aiming at answering the following trivial question: "If the Government of (Senegal or Rwanda) wishes to expand employability and entrepreneurship programs at the national level, […]

Youth Employment Working Group: Labor Market Disruptions, Shalini Dwivedi, Generation: You Employed and Kristina Morzan, FHI 360

This Youth Employment Working Group session will focus on labor market disruptions and feature speakers Shalini Dwivedi from Generation: You Employed and Kristina Morzan from FHI 360. Shalini Dwivedi: We would love to share lessons learned from our COVID catalyzed shift from in-person to online learning across multiple contexts and at-scale. Kristina Morzan: Lessons from the Field: Supporting Skills Providers Adaptation […]

Education Working Group: Edtech Solutions and Their Scaling Implications (Date TBD)

This session will focus on the promise and perils of education technology for improving education for all sustainably and at scale. It will include a discussion of strategies for the effective use of education technology for scaling impact, supported by evidence, as well as identify where critical knowledge gaps remain.

Youth Employment Working Group: Holistic Approaches, Lucia Diaz-Martin J-PAL

This Youth Employment Working Group Coffee and Bagel session will focus on holistic approaches and feature speaker Lucia Diaz-Martin from J-PAL. Lucia Diaz-Martin: J-PAL has a new research initiative called the Gender and Economic Agency Initiative (GEA). We are interested in addressing evidence gaps related to women's work, with a focus on East Africa and South Asia. An important theme […]

Education Working Group: Exploring how costing data can inform scaling decisions (Date TBD)

This session will focus on the importance of cost data to inform scaling decisions, and more specifically, how to move from a focus on project resources to larger-scale and more sustainable sources of financing, such as national education budgets. While this session is still under development based on members’ interests, it could include a presentation on demystifying cost data collection, […]

Youth Employment Working Group: Leveraging Evidence for Action

This roundtable will focus on the role of evidence to mobilize stakeholders, foster policy change and influence local eco-system. Questions to Consider: 1. What indicators can be used to provide reliable and informative evidence that large-scale youth employment interventions are effective, efficient, and scalable? 2. How do we use research and evidence to change policies around scaling youth programs? 3. […]

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