Using Digital Tools for Monitoring and Evaluation of Youth Employment Programs

In this Knowledge Brief, we highlight different ways in which youth employment projects in S4YE’s community of practice, the Impact Portfolio, a network of 44 high-potential and innovative youth employment projects, are using digital tools for M&E strategies and data collection methods. Based on recent and ongoing discussions with our partners, we see common trends on the 1) importance of developing centralized data management systems, 2) promoting awareness and quick feedback, 3) enhancing data accuracy 4) increasing cost effectiveness of M&E tools, 5) broadening outreach with SMS and smart phones, and 6) using dashboards and data visualization. Overall, we see several ways our partners are using digital technology to be effective in monitoring and reporting impact.