Social Impact is working with the USAID Middle East (ME) Bureau to conduct a variety of multi-country research and technical support activities in the Middle East and North Africa, which address pressing issues in the education sector.
Social Impact is designing and implementing a longitudinal study to examine the effects of the USAID-funded Youth Development Resource Centers in the West Bank. The Youth Cohort Study will also gauge the capacity of the Centers as epicenters for youth development, and inform programming in the region that is tailored to the Palestinian context.
The USAID Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment (SKYE) project in Guyana offered at-risk youth life and employment skills training, mentoring and coaching. SI conducted a mixed methods mid-term performance evaluation to assess the project’s progress in order to improve implementation and the likelihood of sustainability.
SI is working with USAID and its Missions in Guatemala and Honduras and Partners of the Americas to assess whether the A Ganar youth workforce development program leads to better outcomes in terms of education and employment. The study also explores the impact of the sports component of the project.
The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Centers (RLC) in Senegal, Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa work to train young leaders in leadership, entrepreneurship, and professional development. As The MasterCard Foundation’s Learning Partner, Social Impact developed and is implementing a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Framework for the RLCs.