Last week, the DFID/ CSO Youth Working Group hosted a sharing and learning event with the World Bank at the House of Lords to discuss the needs, impacts and constraints in applying Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in youth development and youth employment programmes. The meeting was an opportunity to discuss a new practitioner’s guide developed by the World Bank on Measuring Success of Youth Livelihood Interventions, followed by panel discussion and a Q&A session. Kevin Hempel, Consultant onSocial Protection and Labor at the World Bank, also gave an overview of how the World Bank is currently investing in young people globally.
Over 20 NGOs from DFID / CSO Youth Working Group network took part in the discussion. Laura Boone from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Emmanuel Edudzie, Executive Director of YES - Ghana offered their own reflections on the challenges and opportunities on measuring the impact of youth livelihoods interventions. Other participants from UK-based NGOs also joined the discussion on the significance of measuring the effectiveness of youth development interventions; constraints in applying M&E in their programmes; and ways to enable young people to deliver their own evaluations.