The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) are holding the fourth roundtable discussion of the Egyptian Forum for Youth Employment Promotion (Egypt-YEP) entitled “Enhancing Monitoring & Evaluation Mechanisms: Towards Tangible Impact of Youth Employment Promotion Interventions” on April 23, 2015.
The objective of the upcoming event is to discuss the importance of enhancing monitoring and evaluation mechanisms with a view to creating a sustainable and tangible impact on youth employment promotion interventions. Since several funds are poured into endeavors to enhance job opportunities for Egyptian youths in the labour market, it is of paramount importance to enhance the accountability and transparency levels of investment decisions. Limited resources need to be invested wisely for maximum social and economic returns, and the right populations need to be targeted. M&E will enable the replication of proven program models that generate evidence of both efficiency and effectiveness, and the adaptation of tools and program models that are not working.
The Egyptian Forum for Youth Employment Promotion (Egypt-YEP) is a multi-stakeholder high level forum of national policy-makers, private stakeholders, trade unions, civil society organizations, experts and youth that endeavours to take collective and pragmatic actions to address the pressing labour market challenges of young people in Egypt. As a unique assembly of a critical mass of decision makers, the Egypt-YEP desires to address youth unemployment, providing a platform for all stakeholders – institutions, policy makers, experts, and private sector- to share experiences, coordinate efforts, and develop a shared vision to face this challenge. The Forum ensures that policy recommendations are harmonized and based on coordination among relevant stakeholders. Consensus and ownership of reforms will facilitate their advocacy, supporting implementation and sustainability of the action.