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Constraints on the Demand for Youth Labour in Zambia

"Zambia is one of many developing countries struggling to create adequate employment opportunities for its people, especially in the formal economy. Unemployment is highest among youths (15–24 years old) and particularly affects those without ski…

Botswana Social Protection Assessment

"The purpose of this assessment is to inform Botswana’s future social protection and labor strategy and policies and help to achieve the goals of Vision 2016. The assessment concentrates on social assistance programs as major reforms are already tak…

'A Lost Generation' - Young People and Conflict in Africa

Four main hypotheses were explored with this research. Firstly, young people experience a wide variety of forms of Discrimination. This includes discrimination at the hands of adults with a duty of care. The second is that the power relationships w…

Creating Youth Employment Through Entrepreneurship Financing : The Uganda Youth Venture Capital Fund

This study reports the results of an analysis conducted on the operations of the Uganda Youth Venture Capital Fund. The objectives of the study included: First, profiling the UYVCF beneficiaries as of January 2013, by social economic characteristics…

Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health in Kenya

"In this fact sheet, adolescents comprise 24% of Kenya's population. This large adolescent population has implications on the country's health and development agenda as it is likely to place increasing demands on provision of services."

Investing in Education and Skills Development

"Kenya has one of the most youthful populations in the world with about 43 percent of its population under the age of 15. The youth population is growing fast and the country is experiencing a youth bulge; an excess especially in young population ag…

State of the Union South Africa Report 2010

"This report deals with South Africa’s compliance with 12 selected AU instruments. Eight of these 12 instruments are treaties while four are strategies, resolutions or plans of action. While treaties are legally binding on States Parties, resolutio…

Most Basotho say Government Bungled Teacher Strike, is Failing on Education and Youth

Lesotho’s public school teachers were on intermittent strike for most of the 2019 academic year, working just one week per month. With the economy in the doldrums, teachers pursued their protest action against the government, pressing for better sal…

Youth and Education: Policy Gaps Analysis

The youth as per the Kenyan Constitution 2010 are individuals who have attained the age of 18 but are not yet 35 years old. Out of the total population which stood at 48 million according to the census of 2019, youth comprise about 28%. Amongst impo…

Youth Employment in Botswana: Comparative Analysis of 2009/10 and 2015/16

The study examines determinants of youth unemployment in Botswana by comparing two different datasets- (2009/10 Botswana Core Welfare Indicator Survey (BCWIS) and 2015/16 Botswana Multi-Topic Household Survey (BMTHS)). The main objective of the stud…

Youth Labour Market Participation and Sectoral Choices in Côte d'Ivoire - Research Paper

Several employment options are available to job seekers in Côte d’Ivoire. Four employment options are offered according to the market structure. This makes reference to the public sector, formal private sector, non-agricultural informal sector, and …

Dual Method Use among Young People in Kenya

Young people represent a diverse population with unique family planning needs and practices. These practices include use of contraceptive methods to prevent both unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV; this is…

Male Partner Engagement in Contraceptive Choice Among Young People in Kenya

In qualitative interviews conducted by the Full Access, Full Choice project, female respondents’ perceptions of male engagement were largely shaped by relationship status. Couples who were dating or in casual relationships sought primarily to preven…

Understanding Factors Influencing Access and Choice of Contraceptives among Young People in Migori

In August 2019, the project undertook qualitative in-depth interviews with 32 female youth ages 18-24 years in Migori, Mombasa, and Nairobi to better understand factors that affect young people’s ability to have full access and choice on contracepti…

Influences of Contraceptive Choice for Young People in Mombassa

Young people represent a diverse population with different family planning needs and thus different influencers, knowledge levels and barriers to use. Understanding the experiences of young people in Mombasa will help policymakers and program implem…

Addressing Low Use of Contraceptives among Adolescents and Youth in Wajir County

Use of modern contraceptives in Wajir County in particular, and the North Eastern region of Kenya in general, is very low. Understanding the reasons for low uptake of contraceptives among women of reproductive age will help policymakers and program …

Modelling the Demographic Dividend: A Review of Methodologies

Africa’s youthful population and significant development challenges have focussed the attention of researchers and policymakers on the demographic dividend—the potential boost to economic growth and living standards that may arise as the large youth…

Young Women in Politics in Nigeria: Issues and Prospects: A Case Study of the 2019 General Elections

Since Nigeria returned to democratic governance in 1999, it has completed seven election cycles. In all these elections, women have been largely marginalised in the political space at all levels. According to the Inter -Parliamentary Union2019 ranki…

Soft Skills Training and Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Youth in Post-conflict Côte d'Ivoire: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial

Soft skills positively affect success and performance in the labour market especially in a post-conflict context. In Côte d’Ivoire, youth do not take full advantage of strong post-conflict economic recovery. Over 20% of young people are neither in …

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