Evaluating the Impact of U.S. Government Assistance on Job Creation and Workforce Development in Eastern Europe and Eurasia " is designed to gauge the impact that economic development programs of the United States Government have had on job cretion and employment generation in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
The project consists of three parts:
A desk study of the political-economic history of the countries of the region, with particular emphasis on the effect of sociopolitical changes on the business climate in general, and on job creation and retention in particular. This study forms the background for a premliminary assessment of the impact of USG aid programs, based on project reports and existing statistical data.
An in-country field study based on data from survey instruments developed on the basis of information generated during the desk study.
A final report assessing the effectiveness of USG aid programs at retaining and creating jobs, both directly and, more importantly, indirectly (e.g. through support of tax reforms leading to a more productive business climate).
This study funded by the United States Agency for International Development through the the Higher Education Development Program.