Technical Vocational Education and Training 2010-2012
Independent Impact Evaluation
Impact Evaluation: The effect of of MCC's equipment upgrade investment in Mongolia's vocational education sector on vocational school graduate's employability and income
1. What is the causal impact of attending the TVET schools in our sample on vocational education students' academic achievements and skill levels?
2. What is the causal impact of attending a TVET school on vocational education students’post-graduation employment rates and salary levels?
3. What characteristics predict greater academic and labor market success for applicants dueto participation in a TVET school?
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Anonymized dataset for public distribution
Basic skill education
Basic skill education
Applicants to technical and vocational schools in Mongolia
Producers and sponsors
Innovations for Poverty Action
Millennium Challenge Corporation
The 10 evaluation schools had a total of 12,806 respondents over the course of the admission survey. There were 5,381 respondents in 2010-11, 3,953 in 2011-12, and 3,472 in 2012-13. The response rate was 100% as all students who applied to the the 10 schools completed the survey as part of their admission process. The students do not make up representative sample of all TVET schools in Mongolia as admissions to the 10 schools were most competitive out of all 72 TVET schools in Mongolia.
No sample weights used
Dates of Data Collection
Baseline Cohort 1 Round 1
Baseline Cohort 1 Round 2
Baseline Cohort 2 Round 1
Baseline Cohort 2 Round 2
Baseline Cohort 3 Round 1
Mongolian Marketing Consulting Group
Admissions Survey - application form that contains basic demographic and contact information for each applicant of the 10 evaluation schools along with admissions test results and applicant's preference rank for trades they wish to study. Admissions Survey also included a section where students indicated their understanding of prospective job opportunities and expected salaries upon graduation
Monitoring & Evaluation Division of the Millennium Challenge Corporation
Linden, Leigh, Field, Erica, Wang, Shing-Yi, Rubenson, Daniel. Innovations for Poverty Action (2014). TVET Admissions Baseline Data [Data file].