Mathematica is conducting a mixed-methods performance evaluation to explore how the ISWD project was implemented, its effects on trainees in project-supported vocational training courses, and how likely it is that project-supported activities will be sustained.
Mathematica’s independent evaluation of the ISWD project will help MCC assess whether its substantial investment was worthwhile, inform Georgian policymakers as they continue to reform the vocational training sector, and help guide future MCC investments in the sector in other countries.
- Georgian Opinion Research Business International (GORBI)
- Millennium Foundation Georgia
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Mathematica conducted an interim study towards the end of the compact, when program implementation was almost complete. It drew largely on a quantitative baseline survey of trainees, as well as qualitative data collected through interviews and focus groups with grantees, PICG-affiliated employers, PICG course teachers, PICG trainees, and high-level stakeholders. For the endline study, Mathematica is administering a phone survey to PICG trainees one year after they graduate and will conduct another round of qualitative data collection. A final report will be available in 2022.
Evidence & Insights From This Project
Evaluation Interim Report for the Georgia II Industry-Led Skills and Workforce Development Project
In this report, Mathematica researchers present interim findings of a program they evaluated that was designed to increase the number of Georgians with technical skills that are relevant to the local economy.Learn More