Rajendra Kondepati is a Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellow (PMRDF) based at East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. He is a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and a Master in Public Policy from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at National University of Singapore. Rajendra worked for four years before joining PMRDF in thematic areas like project management, business development, policy analysis, drafting legislation and electoral reforms.
Andhra Pradesh’s youth training and employment scheme: Did it work?
07 Jul 2014
To promote youth employment, the state government of Andhra Pradesh launched an innovative public-private partnership programme for skill development, training and job placement for the youth. This note traces the beneficiaries of the programme and finds high drop-out rates among candidates placed in jobs under the programme. It suggests changes in the programme design to make candidates stay in their jobs for longer.
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