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April 10, 2020Knowledge Portal
Inclusive finance and rural youth

This study analyses inclusive finance and rural youth through cutting-age research with new insights and approaches that have emerged over the years in the field. The overall narrative clearly documents the ways in which rural youth engage with the economy, policy and institutions and identifies the rapid changes occurring across the globe as well as the opportunities and challenges that young people living in rural areas encounter in their different livelihoods. »

February 25, 2020Knowledge Portal
Youth opportunity spaces in low-emission dairy development in Kenya

This note aimed to understand how intensification in the dairy sector, in combination with changing urban-rural dynamics, influences young women and men’s employment opportunities in Kenya. strategic attention should be given to social and rural development outcomes in the design of low emission development interventions and specific focus on how to increase the potential of intensification to support youth employment and youth equitable outcomes. »

January 7, 2020Knowledge Portal
Investing in rural youth in the Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia

This study reviews the opportunities and challenges facing rural youth in the Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia (NEN) region and suggests a number of programmes and policy priorities that governments can take into consideration. Arguably, the most important issue facing rural youth in the NEN region today is weak job creation. »

December 3, 2019Knowledge Portal
Youth and jobs in rural Africa: Beyond stylized facts

This book uses survey data to build a nuanced understanding of the constraints and opportunities facing rural youth in Africa. This book finds that a balance between alarm and optimism is warranted. Addressing youth employment in Africa is a global challenge, but it is one that was overcome by other developing regions when they underwent similar demographic transitions three decades ago. Currently, youth employment is a major policy goal today, however policies themselves often fall short of addressing the constraints facing young job seekers. »

Thirteen new YEP vacancies, 5 in YEP Agrofood
November 4, 2019News
Thirteen new YEP vacancies, 5 in YEP Agrofood

Young Expert Programmes (YEP) is looking for Dutch candidates for thirteen new YEP positions. Main goal of YEP Agrofood, YEP Water and YEP Energy is to offer young professionals the opportunity to kickstart their international career supported by training, coaching and mentoring. Of the current vacancies, five are in YEP Agrofood, in Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Ghana and Ethiopia. Application for this batch #19 is open until November 13, 2019. »

October 14, 2019Knowledge Portal
Transaction costs, land rental markets, and their impact on youth access to agriculture in Tanzania

This study estimates the extent to which land rental markets provide a pathway for youth to enter into agriculture, and how transaction costs may impede youth access to renting land. The article provides evidence that, while rental markets are important avenues for the acquisition of farmland by young farmers, the transaction costs faced by younger farmers attempting to access land rental markets appear to be higher than those faced by older farmers. »