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2015 South Sudan: Final Evaluation Report YouthLead Initiative: Most Significant Change and Lessons Learnt

Author: Transition International

Executive summary

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This report presents evaluation findings of the end of UNICEF supported project YouthLEAD initiative in South Sudan. The evaluation focused on generating good practices and lessons learnt from the intended and unintended impacts of the programme, including an assessment of the extent to which planned objectives were met. It was intended to measure the nature of the change that has taken place in the lives of youth, and to determine its significance on their development, as well as to assess the effectiveness and sustainability of the services and structures initiated under this pilot programme.

The evaluation covered all programme locations of the YouthLEAD initiative. Field visits were conducted in: Eastern Equatoria (Budi, Kapoeta South & Kapoeta East counties, Torit) and Jonglei (Bor). Security did not allow the consultants to travel to the programme localities in Upper Nile (Ulang & Nasir counties) and Jonglei (Uror & Nyirol Counties).


To support the transition of youth programming into UNICEF’s wider Country Programme; and to support knowledge building and the promotion of organizational learning.


A combination of quantitative random, purposive, and snowball sampling approaches in order to reach the direct and indirect beneficiaries. Key informant group interviews.

Findings and Conclusions:

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Lessons Learned:

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South Sudan


Youth and Adolescents



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