Enhancing Youth Employment. Kosovo

While skills development is one side of the youth labour market and it contributes towards the increased employability, additional concrete measures are needed in Kosovo to address the access of the skilled youth to the labour market. Therefore SDC decided to enlarge its contribution in the field of youth employability by starting this new program that would facilitate the transition of young women and men from education to employment.

Description

The overall goal of the EYE program is to increase the employment opportunities of young women and men going out from VET schools and universities by facilitating their transition from school to work. This is achieved through three specific outcomes:

  • Outcome 1: The employability/ skills of female and male VET school and university graduates from all ethnic groups involved in the project meet the needs of the business sector;
  • Outcome 2: Female and male VET school and university graduates from all ethnic groups involved in the project have better access to services matching labour demand and supply;
  • Outcome 3: University graduates and selected VET school graduates from all ethnic groups involved in the project are managing small businesses sustainably.

M4P Approach

The intervention strategy of the EYE program is guided by the M4P approach as strategic framework. As a facilitator the EYE programme will identify relevant constrains for youth employment in the labour market and related support functions and will enable relevant actors to play more valid roles. In this regards the program will have to identify the potential agents of change (local counterparts) and entry points which can have a crowding-in effect and ensure the scaling-up and replication of interventions.

Phase I

21 June 2012 - 31 December 2016 • A second 4 year phase is already envisaged

Budget

7'700'000 CHF (SDC)

Partner

Management Development Associates (MDA)