The goal of the vocational education support programme is to promote the socioeconomic integration of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and ecomigrants and improve their living conditions by creating employment prospects, and it aims to do so by promoting the vocational education of IDPs and ecomigrants in order to increase their competitiveness in the labour market. As for the self-employment support grant programme, its main goal is to promote the socioeconomic integration of IDPs and ecomigrants and improve their living conditions by creating a self-employment perspective; the programme also aims to promote vocational education among IDPs and ecomigrants.
The GIA team analysed the overall impacts of the programmes along several dimensions. After a thorough analysis, several insights were drawn:
- The selected programmes view participants as a homogenous group, there are no gender quotas or gender-specific criteria, and the Agency does not deliberately encourage the participation of specific gender groups. Hence, both programmes are considered gender neutral.
- The vocational education support programme is achieving its specific objective of supporting vocational education among the target audience, as transportation is a significant obstacle for this group. As for another general goal of the programme—supporting the social and economic integration of IDPs and ecomigrants and improvement of their living conditions by providing employment opportunities—due to the complexity of it, a single programme cannot be enough to reach it. Achieving this goal depends on numerous factors, the majority of which is not under the influence of the Agency.
- The self-employment support grant programme is achieving its main goal of promoting the socioeconomic integration of its participants and improves their living conditions by creating better employment prospects. However, the programme does not seem to be efficient in promoting vocational education among IDPs and ecomigrants.