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Youth and Employment Programme (PJE) (2003- )

 

 

Date: 2003-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: The aim of the programme is to improve the employability of low-income young people at social risk, by theoretical and practical training in classrooms and a first work experience through internships in companies, in order to provide them with skills and knowledge for the execution of a job and completing their formal education.
   

Characteristics

Target population: Young people between 16 and 29 years old unemployed, belonging to poor areas and who did not complete high school.
Area of intervention: Technical and vocational training
Geographic scale: Nationwide
Targeting method: Categorical
   

Institutionality

Legal framework: Contract No. 1183/OC-DR and No. 1693-OC-DR, Interamerican Development Bank.
Contract BIRF 7371-DO, World Bank
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Labour
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Labour and the National Technical Vocational Training Institute (INFOTEP)
Source of funding: Government of the Dominican Republic, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), World Bank
   

1) Courses

Recipient(s): Programme participants
Periodicity of delivery: Daily or weekly
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Conditionalities: Class attendance
Description: Young people receive training that develops competitive skills such as group integration, mathematics, communication skills, work organization and customer service, among others, as well as guidance tools for job search. The courses have a duration of 4 months (150 hours). The participants receive a stipend of RD $ 70.00 per class attended to cover transportation expenses, as well as life and accident insurance (while they are taking the course) and all the teaching material.
Amount : DOP$ 70 per day

 

2) Internships

Recipient(s): Programme participants
Periodicity of delivery: Daily or weekly
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: The internships of the young people linked to the Programme in chosen companies aim to complete the labour training and increase the chances of being inserted in the labour market. Internships are held during the last stage of the programme and last 2 months (240 hours)
Amount : RD$ 70 per day

 

Experimental Evidence on the Long-Term Impacts of a Youth Training Program

Author: Ibarrarán, P. et al.
Date: 2015
Publication info: IZA Discussion Paper Series No. 9136
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact Evaluation

 

Life skills, employability and training for disadvantaged youth: Evidence from a randomized evaluation design

Author: Ibarrarán, P. et al.
Date: 2014
Publication info: IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2014, 3:10
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact Evaluation

 

Programa Juventud y Empelo, República Dominicana. Informe de evaluación de impacto para las cohortes 2008-2009.

Author: Vezza, E. et al.
Date: 2014
Publication info:
Link:
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Impacts of the Domincan Republic Youth Employment Program: Hard skills or Soft skills? Intermediate impact results.

Author: Martínez, S.
Date: 2011
Publication info:
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

The labor market impacts of youth training in the Dominican Republic

Author: Card, D. et al.
Date: 2011
Publication info: Journal of Labor Economics Vol. 29 No. 2, University of Chicago
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Evidencia experimental de los impactos de largo plazo de un programa de capacitación laboral para jóvenes1

Author: Ibarrarán, P. et al.
Date: 2015
Publication info:
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Impact Evaluation of a Youth Job Training Program in the Dominican Republic: Ex-Post Project Evaluation Report of the Labor Training and Modernization Project

Author: Ibarrarán, Pablo; Rosas-Shady, David and Soares, Yuri
Date: 2006
Publication info: Office of Evaluation and Oversight, Inter American Development Bank Washington, D.C.
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Estudio cuantitativo/cualitativo sobre los vinculos entre los centros operativos del sistema (COS) y las empresas de pasantía del programa juventud y empleo. Informe final.

Author: Grupo Gestión Moderna
Date: 2011
Publication info: Ministry of labor
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Quantitative and qualitative study

 

Programa Juventud y Empleo en República Dominicana: Análisis de la percepción de los empleadores acerca de las pasantías y de las perspectivas de inserción laboral de los jóvenes

Author: Fazio, Maria Victoria
Date: 2011
Publication info: Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Washington DC
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Qualitative study

 

 

 

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