Report on Randomized Controlled Trial of Akazi Kanoze Youth in Rural Rwanda
The final evaluation of Akazi Kanoze was designed to measure whether as a result of the project youth show a measurable change in employability and employment outcomes. Conducted in the project’s fifth year, there are two components of the final evaluation:
- A randomized controlled trial (RCT)
- Qualitative case studies and focus group discussions (FGDs)
The RCT tested the theory of change of the program that the components of the Akazi Kanoze intervention cause increased employability and employment levels. The qualitative research highlights facets of the program not easily captured by quantitative data. The cumulative results of the final evaluation contribute towards the body of knowledge on Akazi Kanoze’s impact and on work readiness training more generally.