Gender-Sensitive Intervention to Improve Women’s Labour Market Outcomes

PEP is leading a new three-year research initiative in Kenya to help tackle continued gender-based employment segregation by generating new evidence on the effectiveness of gender-sensitive skills training.

Working with four Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Centers operating under the Kenyan Ministry of Education, a team of PEP researchers and researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will evaluate measures to support young women transitioning from school to work.

The project will assess education and training interventions to identify which ones are most effective for improving young women’s employment opportunities while addressing the main obstacles they face when entering the work force. 

Woman working in an informal kitchen in Nairobi, Kenya

Throughout the project process, the team will consult and collaborate with numerous policy stakeholders, including several government ministries. As such, the evidence produced can inform inclusive policy adjustments and the potential scale-up of the interventions.


PEP Policy Brief 265, Kenya: Gender-sensitive training to improve women’s labour-market outcomes, summarises the key findings and policy lessons from the baseline and midline surveys conducted as part of this research program. 


Supported by

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In 2021, Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRCawarded funding to PEP for this research as part of their Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) – East Africa initiative

The GrOW – Gender-Sensitive Training and Employer Incentives to Improve Women’s Labour Market Outcomes initiative is led by PEP in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).


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