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Evaluation of the Vocational Training Grant Fund in Namibia: Baseline Report

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  • Evan Borkum
  • Arif Mamun
  • Linus Marco
  • Malik Khan Mubeen

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Mathematica is conducting an impact evaluation of the Millennium Challenge Corporation funded Vocational Training Grant Fund (VTGF) in Namibia, which provided scholarships to Namibian youth to attend vocational training. The evaluation is examining the impacts of the VTGF on the training, employment, and income-related outcomes of trainees, using a random assignment design. This report presents our findings from a baseline survey conducted with the applicants who were randomly assigned.

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  • Evan Borkum & Arif Mamun & Linus Marco & Malik Khan Mubeen, "undated". "Evaluation of the Vocational Training Grant Fund in Namibia: Baseline Report," Mathematica Policy Research Reports e62360de0bf845e3b67ee22ff, Mathematica Policy Research.
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    Keywords

    Namibia; vocational education; scholarships; random assignment; impact evaluation;

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    • F - International Economics
    • Z - Other Special Topics

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