In partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, IYF is implementing Via: Pathways to Work, a five-year initiative that aims to improve economic opportunities for underserved youth in Mozambique and Tanzania through sustainable changes in the national technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and entrepreneurship systems.
The programme, which started in October 2015, employs a systems approach, intending to influence the collective behaviour of TVET system actors, and seeks to reach over 20,000 youth directly.
As the programme nears the end of its five-year lifespan, Genesis was appointed to conduct a strategic learning exercise that aimed to:
- Highlight Via programme successes and lessons learned in each country;
- Identify and describe unfinished business and future opportunities beyond 2020 (i.e., a “call to action”); and
- Outline the opportunity costs of ending engagement with key stakeholders in the system.
The findings of this exercise have been documented in two country-specific learning documents for Mozambique and Tanzania respectively. Each learning document was tailored to the country context and emerging opportunities.