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Evaluation of the Africa Careers Network Expansion Pilot programme

Using action research, NBA evaluated the effectiveness and potential for scaling the African Leadership Academy’s (ALA) Africa Careers Network (ACN) 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 ran in South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, and Ethiopia and aimed to enhance the career trajectory of students. 

The evaluation adopted 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 considered the efficacy of how the programme is implemented.

Conducting research and evaluation in the education sector