Final Evaluation: India 2014
Vocational education and training
(December 2015) The project aims on vocational education and training for inclusive growth of tribal communities in East Indian States of Jharkhand, West Bengal and Orissa.
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to reduced unemployment and inclusive growth in rural areas and to complement to the achievement of MDG 1. The specific objective is:
1) Increased access to skills and training for tribal, Dalit and Other Backward Classes (OBC) adolescents and youths in selected BRGF districts of three Eastern states
2) Established institutional arrangements for planning, quality assurance, certification and linkages. Target group for the five year project period are 4.600 adolescents and youth in the age group of 15 to 35 from among Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) and other backward castes.
Final beneficiaries are 88.000 people from amongst families of beneficiaries and society at large.
This evaluation comes to the conclusion that socially marginalized youths have been trained as "ecopreneurs" and presents the economic, social and ecologic impact of this innovative approach to training.
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