The report contains a quantitative impact evaluation based on midline data from a Clustered Randomised Control Trial of a secondary school-level 21st Century Skills, leadership and entrepreneurship education program in Uganda. Using an OLS regression estimator with clustered standard errors, the analysis finds that, out of the twelve outcome variables used to assess the effectiveness of the program of achieving its stated goals, they have reached their target for the outcome variables of business ownership, overall income level, community project ownership, savings behaviour and self-efficacy but not for the indicators of paidemployment prevalence, business or employment income, holding of a school leadership position, business planning, financial literacy or creativity. However, when just females are focused upon, positive impacts on business income and creativity are also observed.
Business ownership, overall income, community project ownership, savings behaviour, self-efficacy, business income and creativity.
The programme does not foster the acquisition of practical entrepreneurial skills, business planning or financial literacy. Regarding soft-skills, the programme does not affect creativity and only has negligible impacts on self-efficacy. The programme doubles the probability of owning a business (right at the end of the programme while participants are still at school). This effect is even bigger for women, who experience a 130% increase in their probability of owning a business. Conversely, the programme does not affect the probability of gaining wage-employment. Overall monthly income also doubles for the participants. Again, the increase is particularly substantial for women participants who experience a 250% increase. Besides being more likely to have their own businesses, participants are also 120% more likely to have started and be running a community project, another type of entrepreneurial activity