The Youth Employment Network (YEN), a partnership of the United Nations, International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Bank has issued a call for applications for the “The Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment.”
The “The Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment” has been set up to contribute to the evidence gap for effective programme design and delivery. It will provide technical and financial support to qualified organizations for designing and conducting their impact evaluation. The Fund’s contribution to the evaluation will range from US$5,000 to US$80,000, which means projects will have to bring in co-funding or fundraise to cover the evaluation full costs. Funding will only go to support monitoring and evaluation and will not cover any cost associated with project delivery.
Short-listed applicants will receive the following benefits:
- Expenses paid for one participant in the Tanzania Evaluation Clinic in September 2012
- Intensive training on M&E methodologies and techniques
- Assignment of an evaluation expert who will be focused on the organization’s evaluation live case during the clinic
- Exposure to the other clinic participant’s experiences and lessons during the work on their live cases
- Access to knowledge sharing portal and a youth entrepreneurship community of practice
- The selected grantees will get all of the above benefits plus seed funding.
Eligible organizations include NGOs / CSOs / CBOs, training organizations, bilateral or multilateral agencies, public-private partnerships, social enterprises or social entrepreneurs as long as they implementing a youth project in Sub-Saharan Africa. Only projects whose objectives involve creating self employment opportunities, developing entrepreneurial and self employment skills and competences, and improving access to finance will be eligible. Applicants must demonstrate a clear project implementation approach and at least 2 years of experience in project implementation. Organizations must also have an annual total operating budget of at least USD$ 250,000. The working language will be English.