Evidence of effectiveness
Evaluation shows increased employability of people with basic school education and people with 1-3 year vocational secondary school.
Expected results are 11,053 beneficiaries for 2018, 11,665 for 2019 and 12,725 for 2020. There was increase in number of beneficiaries over the years. However, the expected results were not achieved in 2016. For example, the expected number of young beneficiaries for 2016 was 5,000 and the final number was 1,791; for beneficiaries older than 50, the expected number was 2,200 and the final number was 542; for beneficiaries with disability, there were 86 out of an expected 330; there were 1,628 women out of an expected 3,500; and 1,997 long-time unemployed out of an expected 6,500.
Engagement of stakeholders
The Ministry of Labour and Pension System is responsible for the design and approval of national active labour market programmes (usually for a two-year period). CES is an implementing body, whose Managing Board adopts active labour market measures and implementation guidelines. CES is responsible for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the measures. CES Regional Offices deliver a plan for training of the unemployed, conduct public procurement procedures, select the candidates, refer them to educational institutions and make all eligible payments (to the unemployed and service providers).