#SDGAction7978
#SDGAction7978
Improving youth employability in the Dominican Republic
Description/achievement of initiative

The Government of Chile, together with trilateral partners GIZ and USAID, is initiating two new projects to support youth employability in the Dominican Republic. From 2007 through 2013, AGCI and GIZ successfully implemented two previous projects in this area with the Dominican Republic, and the two new projects will build on these previous experiences.In the case of the new trilateral project with GIZ, it will focus on diversifying access to microcredit, strengthening young peopleĀ“s skills for entrepreneurship, and preparing the formalization of these entrepreneurial activities, in coordination with local government (municipalities). In the case of the trilateral project with USAID, which will be part of a broader initiative supported by USAID and implemented by ENTRENA called "Alerta Joven" or "Youth Alert," it will provide techinical vocational training and life skills training to Dominican youth in 2 municipalities and will support the design of business plans for entrepreneurships. It will incorporate a train the trainer methodology, based on the successes of the aforementioned projects.

Implementation methodologies

Implementation methodologies for these 2 projects include, but are not limited to:Train the Trainer methodology and coursesTechnical AssistanceE-learningCertifications for youthSeminars and knowledge exchange to share good practicesLocal institutional strengtheningImplementation of pilot projectsCreation of a fund to guarantee credit/loans

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Please see above

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Both projects will establish governing committees to oversee the overall coordination of the projects, as well as the monitoring and evaluation of results.

Partner(s)

Chilean International Cooperation Agency FOSIS-Solidarity and Social Investment Fund of Chile Labor Ministry of the Dominican Republic Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development of the Dominican Republic Other Dominican institutions like INFOTEP (Technical and Vocational Training Institute), Youth Ministry and ProComunidad GIZ-German Cooperation USAID-United States Agency for International Development Entrena (Dominican insitution that provides consulting services in the areas of youth development and entrepreneurship)
Progress reports
Goal 8
2016
Capacity installed at the local level in the Dominican Republic to train youth in self-employment. Both projects.
2016
Dominican youth trained in self-employment in 2 municipalities. Business plans designed. AGCI/USAID
2016
Process for formalizing youth entrepreneurships strengthened. AGCI/GIZ
2016
Networks for financing youth microenterprises strengthened at the local level. AGCI/GIZ
Staff / Technical expertise
AGCI, GIZ, MEPYD, USAID, ENTRENA, etc.
Financing (in USD)
USD
In-kind contribution
Provided by Chilean institution (FOSIS)

Basic information
Time-frame: 0000-00-00 - 2016
Partners
Chilean International Cooperation Agency FOSIS-Solidarity and Social Investment Fund of Chile Labor Ministry of the Dominican Republic Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development of the Dominican Republic Other Dominican institutions like INFOTEP (Technical and Vocational Training Institute), Youth Ministry and ProComunidad GIZ-German Cooperation USAID-United States Agency for International Development Entrena (Dominican insitution that provides consulting services in the areas of youth development and entrepreneurship)
Countries
Contact information
Katherine Hutter, Trilateral Partnerships Manager, Chilean International Cooperation Agency, khutter@agci.cl
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