Comparative Study and ‘Outcome and Impact’
Ralf Lange | Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst | 2010
This comparative study, commissioned by EED in October 2008, has the aim to assess the outcomes and impacts of six vocational training programmes of EED partners in West Africa, and to learn from best practices. The study consisted of two parts, a tracer study and a main study. The tracer study covered a sample of approx. 27% of the 8000 graduates of the six projects between 2003 and 2007. The tracer study was coordinated by FAKT and independently conducted by the partner organisations with and without assistance of external consultants. The six case studies were conducted by two teams consisting of international, regional and national consultants. This report summarises the results of the six cases and elaborates in more detail on the relevance of the different VT approaches, the overall outcomes, the impacts as well as the lessons learned. It provides recommendations on strategic, conceptual and project management levels. This draft report is meant to initiate further discussion with EED and with the EED partners involved in this study process.