The Longer-run Effects of Apprenticeships in Ghana: A Pilot Study II

Youth unemployment is a major policy problem in Sub-Saharan Africa. Apprenticeships are a promising avenue to address youth unemployment as they provide relevant occupational skills training and work experience in the private sector. In this project we propose to conduct a long-run follow-up survey of a government-initiated and -implemented apprenticeship training program in Ghana, ten years after the start of the program. In collaboration with our government partners we implemented a set of three nested and complementary randomizations: the assignment of applicants to treatment and control groups; the assignment of apprentices (the intervention group) to trainers, and the assignment of training firms to a performance-based financial incentive. 

RFP Cycle:
Off-Cycle 2022
  • Pilot project