Fuelling financial literacy: estimating the impact of youth entrepreneurship training in Tanzania

Brooke L. Krause, Aine Seitz McCarthy, David Chapman

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Abstract

Training programmes are popular development interventions that aim to address problems of youth unemployment. This paper estimates the impact of a youth entrepreneurship programme in Tanzania on financial literacy and employment knowledge. Using primary data within a successive cohort design in a community-led programme, the authors employed propensity score matching and fixed-effect estimation methods to assess changes in knowledge, skills and attitudes of marginalised youth. They found strong positive effects of the programme on key intermediate employment outcomes: savings ability, employment confidence and personal finance. The positive impact of this programme supports youth entrepreneurship training programme and non-experimental evaluation methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-256
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Development Effectiveness
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2 2016

Keywords

  • entrepreneurship training
  • financial literacy
  • impact evaluation
  • propensity score matching
  • youth unemployment

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