This is the first youth-focused workforce development impact evaluation to provide evidence about the effectiveness of sport-for-development programs.
- Two complementary randomized control trials tracking 3000 youth over a two and half year period in Honduras and Guatemala
- Mixed methods analysis using rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods
- In-depth surveys conducted with youth before the program, immediately after completion, and one and a half years after completion. Tools measure education and employment outcomes as well as soft skills such as self-esteem and gender equitable perspectives.
- Multi-perspective longitudinal case studies comparing in-depth interviews with participants and a sample of their peers, teachers, and family members.
- Preliminary evidence of improvements in social outcomes including Development Asset Profile.
- Improvements in job quality, but no significant change to likelihood of employment.
- Mixed results with regard to education.