Our impact

We reverse pervasive unemployment for our graduates and help them achieve economic mobility for themselves and their families.

Our Methodology

We define impact as advancing on three dimensions simultaneously

Breadth

Our annual and cumulative volume of graduates around the world.

118,272

graduates across 17 countries since launching in 2015

366,643

family members indirectly supported

Depth

Our employment and income outcomes within 3 and 6 months of program completion.

84%

of graduates placed in jobs within six months of program completion (76% at three months)

$1 billion

in cumulative wages earned by graduates since 2015

Durability

Our sustained employment, income, and well-being outcomes for our graduates over time.

Lower-middle income countries

58%

Upper-middle income countries

98%

High income countries

74%

of employed alumni earning a living wage 2-5 years after program completion (World Bank country income groups)

Learn more about our measurement philosophy

Who We Serve

53%

Female

28%

with 1 or more dependents

73%

don’t have university degree

90%

were unemployed, with over half for 6+ months

Who We Serve

We believe that great employees are identified through their skills, rather than their demographics

Our learners have a range of profiles by age, education, ethnicity, gender and income.

Employment impact

Generation reverses pervasive unemployment

72% of Alumni are in a role that is related to their Generation training, which positively impacts career growth and financial health.

Our graduates find employment quickly…

10%

of our learners were employed pre-Generation

84%

of our graduates are working within 6 months of graduation (74% at three months)

…and stay employed for years

Three different types of country economies

Graduates make strong progress on their economic mobility journeys

We want to see our graduates in jobs that provide stable, living wage incomes, and we see strong progress from different starting points. Our network countries fall in three World Bank country income groupings: lower-middle income (India, Kenya, Pakistan, Ghana), upper-middle income (Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Thailand), and high income (Australia, Chile, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Singapore, Spain, the UK, the USA).

Financial Impact

Our graduates are earning salaries they use to make ends meet and for education, housing, healthcare, and more

Over $1 billion

in wages earned by graduates since 2015

Of this, $300+ million in Brazil, India, Kenya, Mexico & Pakistan where living wage ranges between $2000–$4000 per year.

Our impact in action

As we advance all of these dimensions, we can start to create systemic change

We seek to change the way employers hire, and we support them to hire from a nontraditional talent pipeline. We look at the percentage of entry-level positions filled by Generation graduates in a given city and profession to understand if we are changing the employment landscape. We call this “impact share”.

Rome, Italy
Jr. Full Stack Java Developer

13%

Kerala, India
Retail Sales Associate

12%

Nairobi, Kenya
Digital Customer Support

7%

São Paulo, Brazil
Jr. Full Stack Java Developer

9%

Sydney, Australia
Cloud Support practitioner

8%

Dublin, Ireland
IT Support Specialist

7%

Economic mobility is our impact goal. Reaching this goal means advancing outcomes related to breadth, depth, and durability of impact. Each of these pillars is equally important, and we work to move all three forward together.”

—Mona Mourshed, Global CEO, Generation

Independent Third Party Impact Assessments

As we grow, independent third party evaluations help assess our program impact for learners, graduates, and employers, so that we can continue to improve and expand our programs. We have begun conducting evaluations in several of our countries with the support of experienced research agencies and academics.

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Employer Impact

On-the-job performance keeps employers coming back

17,000+

employers have hired our graduates

85%

would definitely hire Generation graduates again

75%

of employed graduates hired in the last 12 months were hired by repeat employers

Survey

View the results of our Alumni survey

Each year, we survey thousands of Generation graduates who are 2-5 years post-program to understand how they are doing and what impact Generation continues to have on their lives.

2023 Alumni Survey Results
Regional Highlight

European Impact Report: Building viable pathways to economic mobility in Europe

In celebration of Europe Day, we are delighted to present our European Impact Report, showcasing our journey and achievements since we launched our operations in Europe. Our network spanning France, Italy, Spain, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, is actively building viable pathways to economic mobility for our 20,000+ learners.

Reflecting on our progress, we came a long way, from preparing and placing 172 people into life-changing careers that would be inaccessible back in 2015, to have now supported over 15,000 graduates into thriving careers across 27 different professions.

Learn more
Impact Report: Building Pathways to Economic Mobility in Europe
How we measure

With 45+ million data points, we keep data at the core of everything we do

Our data set is unique in the global workforce space — not only does it span the learner journey from application to training to up to six years post-Generation, but it covers 47 professions and 17 countries, and includes both human observation and digital trace data.

Pre-program


  • Socio-Demographics
  • Education and employment history
  • Financial well-being

In-class


  • Attendance and engagement
  • Competence and performance
  • Program feedback
  • Risk assessment

On-the-job and Alumni survey


  • Employment
  • Income and savings
  • Personal well-being
  • Career growth