Youth Economic Opportunities
This report was commissioned by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) YouthStart Global programme and was drafted by Shalmalee Ghate and by David Kruijff. The field research was conducted with multiple tools and templates developed by Dalberg Development Advisors for UNCDF under the inception phase of YouthStart Global. The report relies on the input of a broad range of stakeholders in the youth economic opportunities ecosystem in Malawi who shared their views and suggestions for the preparation of this report.
This report was commissioned by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) YouthStart Global program and was drafted by Katrina Kwan and by Ata Cisse. The field research was possible due to the multiple tools and templates that Dalberg Global Development Advisors developed for UNCDF under the Inception Phase of YouthStart Global. The report relies on the inputs of a broad range of stakeholders in the youth economic opportunities ecosystem in Uganda who shared their views and suggestions for the preparation of this report.
Este relatório é o produto final fulcral de uma avaliação implementada ao longo de nove semanas em quatro países-alvo, incluindo Moçambique, como parte da fase de conceção do YSG. A avaliação foi efetuada em três etapas, conforme descrito na secção Metodologia abaixo: 1) análise documental e estruturação e conceção dos questionários e ferramentas de investigação, 2) recolha e análise de dados no decurso de uma visita de duas semanas a Moçambique, e 3) síntese final de conclusões para o relatório.
This report is the key output of an assessment implemented over nine weeks in the DRC, as part of YSG’s inception phase. The assessment was conducted in three stages, as outlined in the methodology section below: 1) literature review and structuring and design of research questions and tools, 2) data collection and analysis during a two-week visit in the DRC, and 3) final synthesis of findings for the present report.
This report is the key output of an assessment implemented in Tanzania, as part of YSG’s inception phase. The assessment was conducted in three stages—as outlined in the Methodology section below: 1) literature review, structuring and design of research questions and tools, 2) data collection and analysis during a two-week visit in Tanzania, and 3) final synthesis of findings for the report.
Cambodia’s economy has experienced a fast and sustained average annual growth of 7.7% between 1993 and 2012, and is predicted to continue on this strong trajectory.3 Growth has been driven by a boom in the garment, construction and tourism industries and in the agriculture sector. The agriculture sector remains the largest employer—generating the majority of employment (>50%)— but accounts for only less than a third of the country’s GDP.
La question de l’amélioration des opportunités économiques des jeunes a suscité plusieurs réponses de la part de la communauté du développement. Les réponses les plus fréquentes tournent autour du développement ou du renouvellement des compétences, de l’emploi, et des programmes d’entreprenariat.
The question around improving the economic opportunities for youth has garnered several responses from the development community. The most common of these responses focuses on skills training/retraining, employment, and entrepreneurship programmes. Yet, there is growing evidence which notes providing vulnerable groups, such as youth, with financial services can help them improve their livelihoods and build their assets in the long term, thus decreasing their vulnerability and improving their standards of living.
When UNCDF and the MasterCard Foundation launched the YouthStart Programme in 2010, both saw the potential microfinance could have in helping youth build a strong asset base, create sustainable livelihoods, and be productive contributors for their families and communities.
Youthstart Global Inception Phase: Country Assessment Of Youth Economic Opportunities Ecosystem In Benin, Mozambique, Rwanda, And Zambia
UNCDF is seeking applications from qualified technical partners (e.g. not-for-profit organization, or consulting firm) with the capacity to conduct the country specific diagnostic of the youth economic opportunities ecosystem (see figure 2) in Benin, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Zambia.