A Critical Evaluation Of Kamyab Jawaan Program In Uplifting The Socio-economic Conditions Of Pakistan: Policy Implications
Author: Tahreem Naeem Raja

The youth is considered as the nation’s future but youth bulge in an economy itself with opportunities is a challenge. As to accommodate this population into employment and empowering them both economically and socially is not an easy task. Globally, governments/ public sector institutions encounter severe difficulties in order to look into the solutions for youth empowerment. Usually, the tools are through introducing different social safety net programs for the job creation and economic development. Kamyab Jawaan Program is a youth based, well-structured initiative with an ambition to overall empower the youth and promote the startup ecosystem in the economy. This evaluation study critically examines the program initiative and its linkages with youth empowerment, its reach in addressing lower income groups and overall potentials in reducing the unemployment gap. This study has utilized the mixed-method approach in which both qualitative and quantitative techniques are used. The findings of this study has revealed a positive impact as for the promotion of self-employment through launching the YES (Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme) is providing the financial assistance through providing subsidized loans, For entrepreneurial trainings to learn , A mega project under the title of Startup Pakistan has launched which is giving an opportunity to work on the business ideas along with this, launching a job portal for giving a complete snapshot of the recent in demand jobs, A comprehensive fourteen components¬-based skills trainings initiative is also a part of it to boost the TVET sector of the economy with this three more mega projects are involved. Through survey, it is found that this initiative is actually targeting the lower income group. The entire program design has a capacity to make it a major success. It is designed through considering all the aspects that has caused the previous initiatives a failure but the implementation is a critical achieving factor. The qualitative analysis has found the capacity issues and also the negligence in launching without proper planning leads to the failure in the first phase. Supervisor:- Dr. Hassan Rasool

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Supervisor: Hassan Rasool

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