Gathering evidence : how can soft skills development and work-based learning improve job opportunities for Young people?
The brochure looks at current research programmes that are studying ways to boost productive employment for youth in rural and urban settings, as well as scaling up pilot projects towards larger scale interventions. The “Boosting Decent Employment for Africa’s Youth” research initiative encompasses knowledge-sharing to foster cross-country learning and dialogue. A first cohort of eight research projects is underway in a number of sub-Saharan African countries (Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda). Whether youth can take advantage of the coming opportunities will depend on whether they have access to adequate training and preparation.
French version available in IDRC Digital Library.
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT, UNDEREMPLOYMENT, SKILLS TRAINING, EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES, DEMOGRAPHICS, RESEARCH NEEDS, RESEARCH CAPACITY, SCALING UP, KNOWLEDGE NETWORKS, SOUTH OF SAHARA