Education & Employment

Youth un- and underemployment continues to be a challenge world-wide. Being a youthful country can be an asset but if the number of youth entering the labour market every year is outstripping economic development social tensions may well be on the rise.

We understand that social and economic development are two sides of the same coin. For promoting youth employment FAKT is providing consultancy services in vocational education and training (VET), youth employment promotion and small and micro enterprise development. We pay special attention to orienting programmes towards achieving better impacts and addressing issues like the reintegration of conflict affected people in war-torn societies. We work in an integrated manner linking sector-focussed consultancy to wider topics like Corporate Social Responsibility and Fair Trade.

FAKT’s long term expertise in vocational education and training (VET) and SME development is complemented by cross-sectoral expertise in areas such as impact assessment and result based monitoring systems, organisational development and training of policy makers, VET managers and trainers.

News

FAKT consultants came together in October 2018 to discuss new developments in evaluation. A representative of the German institute for development education DEval reported on the current revision of the DAC criteria in view of the Agenda 2030.

FAKT organized a two-day training for consultants on basics in evaluation. Planning, implementing and standards of evaluation as well as methodology were topics.

FAKT wins framework contracts with GIZ for 12 consultants in their first call for central project evaluations, 2018-2020. FAKT was successful in all 6 lots where it had put in offers. GIZ has newly established central project evaluations as an instrument of steering, transparency and learning.