Evaluation of the ACN Expansion Pilot programme

Using action research, NBA is evaluating the effectiveness and potential for scaling the African Leadership Academy’s (ALA) Africa Careers Network (ACN) (https://africacareersnetwork.force.com/s/) Expansion Pilot Programme. ACN is a platform that connects young African talent from ALA and the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme to internships and job opportunities across Africa. The pilot programme runs in South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, and Ethiopia and aims to enhance the career trajectory of students. The evaluation adopts a multi-method approach focussing on the effectiveness of ACN’s interventions in skills development, network building, partnerships with employers, placements of students, and capacity building of career guidance counsellors. It also considers the efficacy of how the programme is implemented.