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Human Development

Project Title:
NATEJA
Grant Amount:
$ 15 MILLION
Approval Date:
February 20, 2014
Closing Date:
December 30, 2018

Project Objective:

The Project Development Objective is to increase the potential for employment and higher earnings of targeted young Afghan women and men in rural and semi-urban areas through non-formal skills training.

Program Summary

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The project is based on the lessons learnt during the implementation of the ongoing ASDP and is composed of the following components: i) improving the Quality of Non-formal Training and the Labor Market Outcomes of Trainees to incentivize non-formal training providers to provide quality training and increase their job placement rates; ii) Project Management, Capacity Building of MOLSAMD and M&E; and iii) Piloting Entrepreneurship among Unskilled and Illiterate young Afghans to promote entrepreneurship among them to help improve their welfare status.

EXPECTED RESULTS:

  1. Share of trainees who find employment within 6 months of graduation, with respect to control groups.
  2. US$ 4 million in incentives disbursed to training providers.
  3. 445,000 training providers, trainees, graduates, saving group members and recipient of competitive grants benefit from the project. Of these, 30% are women.
  4. Increase in trainees’ earnings, with respect to control groups.

Project Resources