Impact Evaluation of Midline Data from the Educate! Randomised Control Trial

The report contains a quantitative impact evaluation based on midline data from a Clustered Randomised Control Trial of a secondary school-level 21st Century Skills, leadership and entrepreneurship education program in Uganda. Using an OLS regression estimator with clustered standard errors, the analysis finds that, out of the twelve outcome variables used to assess the effectiveness of the program of achieving its stated goals, they have reached their target for the outcome variables of business ownership, overall income level, community project ownership, savings behaviour and self-efficacy but not for the indicators of paidemployment prevalence, business or employment income, holding of a school leadership position, business planning, financial literacy or creativity. However, when just females are focused upon, positive impacts on business income and creativity are also observed.

Policy implications 
Entrepreneurship education programmes can help youth living in countries with scarce economic opportunities for young people, to increase their income levels through self-employment. Beyond its impacts on self-employment, leadership and entrepreneurship training has the potential to directly benefit society, by increasing the propensity of young people to start community projects.
Chioda, L., Gertler, P. , 2014. Impact Evaluation of Midline Data from the Educate! Randomised Control Trial. Internal Report