SUCCESS FACTORS in the implementation
The HRDA provides incentives to employers in order to design, organise and implement in-company training programmes to cover the training needs of newly employed persons who were long-term unemployed. This scheme therefore tackles long term unemployment which was otherwise not focused on under existing programmes.
Monitoring and evaluation
MONITORING and EVALUATION: Is progress measured regularly? What are the indicators used to measure progress of the policy instrument? Have any evaluations been conducted?
The HRDA, within the framework of its consistent quality assurance policy in the implementation of the programs it approves, evaluates and takes all necessary measures for the monitoring of the program. These measures include program implementation controls through face-to-face visits.
Control visits are carried out on the basis of an approved procedure. Depending on the findings and the severity of the discrepancies identified, measures are taken such as:
• Written remark and warning that, in case of repeated violation of the provisions of the Guide, the HRDA will withdraw the approval.
• Withdrawal of given approval and warning that, in case of repeated violation of the provisions of the Guide, the HRDA will consider the possibility of imposing administrative sanctions
EVIDENCE ON EFFECTIVENESS: How effective is the policy instrument?
In order to ensure the effectiveness of the implementation of the program, the HRDA controls the applications, criteria and conditions of the program as well as the guidelines and control at the stage of implementation to assess its effectiveness and reliability, the stage of trainings and payments
SUSTAINABILITY: How sustainable is the policy instrument? Do you expect the instrument to continue over the next few years and why?
HRDA has a specialized computerization system of its work in order to ensure sustainability. The system, which records all the details of the training activities and criteria and greatly facilitates the control and monitoring of the progress of programs and payments through appropriate reports. The program is expected to continue smoothly within the next years as it is funded by the government and provide employability and upgrading of skills.