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Evaluation of MCC's Investments in Community Skills Development Centers in Namibia: Final Report

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  • Evan Borkum
  • Kristen Velyvis
  • Arif Mamun
  • Malik Khan Mubeen
  • Anca Dumitrescu
  • Ananya Khan

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Mathematica recently completed a mixed-methods performance evaluation of improvements to Namibia’s Community Skills and Development Centers (COSDECs), funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation. The improvements covered COSDECs’ infrastructure, tools and equipment, and technical capacity.

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  • Evan Borkum & Kristen Velyvis & Arif Mamun & Malik Khan Mubeen & Anca Dumitrescu & Ananya Khan, "undated". "Evaluation of MCC's Investments in Community Skills Development Centers in Namibia: Final Report," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 45805b53759348d48f2d0d569, Mathematica Policy Research.
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    Keywords

    Namibia; vocational training; technical and vocational education and training; skills development; education; community-based institutions;

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    • F - International Economics
    • Z - Other Special Topics

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