The Taqeem Council commissioned SAD to conduct a qualitative study on the 100 Hours to Success programme of the Mennonite Economic Development Associaties in Morocco (MEDA Maroc). The qualitative study has recently been published.
Launched in 2009, the 100 Hours to Success programme offered young people 100 hours of training in the core areas of entrepreneurship, finance and life skills.
Study finds Gender Gap
The evaluation report, authored by Kathleen Woodhouse-Ledermann and Niklaus Eggenberger, concludes among other things that beneficiaries felt that the training provided them with many of the skills they need to gain employment. However, the qualitative study finds that there exists a gap between women and men in regards to their feelings about the gains of programme participation.
SAD is a member of the Taqeem Council since 2014. The council acts as an expert body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) project of the same name. The aim of the Taqeem programme is to improve the job prospects of young people in the Middle East and North Africa through generation of knowledge, and political dialogue.