Impacts of Scholarships for Vocational Training in Namibia: Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial (Issue Brief)

Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research, Center for International Policy Research and Evaluation
Feb 28, 2017
Evan Borkum, Arif Mamun, and Malik Khan Mubeen

Between 2009 and 2014, the Millennium Challenge Corporation funded the Vocational Training Grant Fund (VTGF), a program that provided scholarships to disadvantaged Namibians attend vocational training programs in high-priority skill areas. Mathematica Policy Research recently completed a rigorous evaluation of the impact of these scholarships on training applicants’ training, employment, and earnings-related outcomes. This issue brief summarizes the key findings from this evaluation.