Funded by: Implemented by:Common Outcome Indicators – a field testPractical application of the new SDC tool on result measurement in VSDSiroco MesserliTeam Leader Employment FundSecretariate & i f2f workshop, ThunMay 12, 2013
FUNDED BY IMPLEMENTED BYAssessmentof systemicchangeHow does Employment Fund measure result?Tracer andimpactstudyResult-basedpaymenttoT&EsforoutputsandoutcomeMonitoringoftraining& jobplacementby T&EVerification ofemploymentandincomeby FundSecretariatMandatecontractwithresultagreementCompetitiveprocurement
FUNDED BY IMPLEMENTED BYWhy are COI needed in a Programme?DO YOU KNOW……how many percent of the participants are gainfully employed?… whether the participants’ earnings are above the minimum income level?… how long it takes a participant to generate income of the size invested into his empowerment?… whether your programme fosters collaboration with the private sectorand actual job placement?…whether your contributions to qualification frameworks, standards and curricula are significant?…to what extent your programme contributes to systemic change interms of legal frameworks and central TVET institutions?…whether the participants are using the acquired competence, skills and knowledge at the workplace?…what the employers think about the participants performance?…whether the training and employment promotion measures are relevantfor improving the employability of the participants?…to how many trainers and counsellors your programme reaches out?… what is the scale of your programme with regards tothe total number of potential participants?…what is the outcome of your programme in terms of replication & upscaling in national systems
FUNDED BY IMPLEMENTED BYWhat time & efforts are needed? Largely determined by quality of existing M&E system of the Programme Reasonable time investment, in case of EF: 30 minutes to read and understand the working guide ½ day for discussions with COOF & Ministries (referencing & assessingsystemic change) 1 work day for filling the spread sheet 1 work day for generating/ analysing additional data Aim for integration into regular M&E system
FUNDED BY IMPLEMENTED BYWho are the end-users?ProgrammeimplementerGovernmentauthoritiesSDCCriticallyreview resultsachievementCommunicategoals properlyThink holisticallyStrengthenM&E systemProve resp.assesscompetenceCompareresults overtime &amongprogrammesReport outcome ofVSD interventionsinternallyReport toparliament &taxpayersFoster alignment &harmonisationOutcomeorientationUse data forproject steeringDraw lessonslearnt forpolicies and ownprogrammes
FUNDED BY IMPLEMENTED BYWhere does the tool need improvements?Well elaborated & applicable to large range of different programmes, but tool should: Show the change (within & between the COI > include year-wise and accumulateddata) Measurement period needs to be defined (year, phase, programme, sectorinvolvement) How to stimulate national Government authorities to contribute to assessment? Referencing (to assess scale & systemic change) is a lot of guesswork and based onusually imperfect national data sources Challenging to measure scale at outcome level Scale: measure also the outreach of institutions How to defined sustained employment? How to measure in-kind income? SDC’s ‘share’ of outcome in multiple donor programmes? Communication of low scale percentages(EF: < 1% of target group!) to wider stakeholders? Value for money (e.g. per capita cost; cost-benefit analysis):Do we need a fifth COI?Join usthisThursday inthe COI workinggroup
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