USAID Advancing Youth Project Liberia
Out-of-School Youth Literacy Assessment (OLA)
With its mandate to provide alternative basic education (ABE) and sustainable livelihoods pathways to Liberian youth, the USAID Advancing Youth Project (Advancing Youth) will ensure that the Ministry of Education (MoE) and key Liberian organizations are able to provide youth with the education and skills necessary to succeed, including reading skills. The project provides three levels of Alternative Basic Education in the form of literacy, numeracy, life skills and work readiness instruction; activities that link youth to leadership and livelihoods opportunities through participation in Youth Clubs, group mentorships and short-term skills training; and other training and internship opportunities as available. The USAID Advancing Youth project evaluation framework is designed to assess progress towards the expected results of the literacy, numeracy, and work readiness training activities, as well as participation in livelihoods strengthening activities.