Return on Investment for the NEO Initiative (Executive Summary)

This document corresponds to the final report, “Return on Investment for the NEO Initiative”, which focused on the NEO initiative in Mexico. The study was led by B.O.T. This report aims to provide companies with a tangible measure of efficiency relating to the relative value of investments made in strengthening the NEO program by calculating the monetary benefits of hiring young people who have gone through the NEO program in relation to the associated costs. To that end, a quasi-experimental evaluation was carried out in Nuevo León, Mexico, using a return-on-investment (ROI) methodology to assess the value gained by employers who employ NEO-trained youth.