Impact evaluation

Selecting the road to more and better Jobs

Sector selection report of the Road to Jobs (R2J) project in Northern Afghanistan


for market systems approaches

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Published by
Project implementer
Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
Road to Jobs (R2J)
Results level
Mixed method
Data source
Intervention types
Improved access to finance
Improved access to information
Improved input supply
Improved product / service quality
Improved value chain coordination

The ILO operates a wide range of programmes and projects in Asia Pacific focusing on relief and development challenges. 

Road to Jobs (R2J) is a three-year project that aims to create more and better jobs in Northern Afghanistan. 

Intervention description

The project follows a market systems approach to address important underlying constraints inhibiting better growth and employment outcomes, which in turn contribute to improving livelihoods and poverty reduction.

This report describes findings from the sub-sector selection during inception phase. It describes:

  • the process followed
  • the selection criteria used
  • key research questions
  • analysis of findings
  • sector selection
  • the lessons learnt

Evidence methodology

The report draws on various documents produced in the sector selection process.

The sub-sector selection was done in an evidence-led manner using:

  • two Participatory Appraisal of Competitive Advantage exercises
  • a set of six Rapid Market Assessments (RMA) to look at high-potential markets
  • an internal assessment of the findings of the above to select the sectors