Describe the program's most important achievements and lessons learned:
• With the National Network of Employment Opportunities, thirty employment offices have been created in the different states of the country, making employment opportunities become closer to the population.
• In 2006, through the National Network of Employment which embraces the holiday programs and the Labor Mediation System that operates in local employment offices of the country, 16,102 people were incorporated into the labor market and a total of 64,365 have been incorporated since the Network was first implemented.
• As of 2007, 6,878 people have been incorporated into the Labor Market.
• The development of an action plan for the National Network of Opportunities.
• The validation of the action plan of the National Network of Employment Opportunities with diverse institutions that have to do with the labor mediation field within the public employment system.
• Development of a methodological guide for the fulfillment of affirmative actions for equality of gender in labor intermediation and validation with experts of different institutions of the country working on these issues.
• National Network of Employment Evaluation: strength and territorial extension proposals.
• Creation of the Coordination and Follow-up Units, which will provide technical assistance to all local employment offices.
• Creation of a regulatory framework for the National Network of Employment Opportunities (document of regulation dispositions).
• Employment promotion has been manifested as a political space of municipal commitment.
• The sustainability of development projects requires:
• An institution that sustains them and guarantees the equality of gender and territorial balance.
• The institutionalization of the processes by implementing them within an organization.
• An identification of training needs that fits the possibilities and opportunity spaces of the territories to improve insertion.
• The necessary link of labor training and intermediation to broaden local development strategies to foster economic development and labor insertion.
Describe the challenges of the program:
• A more organized growth of the local employment offices.
• Strength of the communication mechanisms among the different actors that composed the NETWORK.
• To specify if the Program has internal and external evaluations and their main findings.
• The follow-up and evaluation of the action plan will be the responsibility of the technical coordinator of the team in collaboration with the actors directly involved in the execution of the project. The scope, methodology, frequency and levels of responsibility will be laid out in the technical plans that each coordination and follow-up unit develops in a participatory and consensual manner. The results will be presented and delivered among the NETWORK members and interested institutions.
• The evaluation will include indicators of accomplishment, results and impact, systems of collection of information, coordination and feedback mechanisms.