Facilitating Youth Success in Context: Using Systemic Approaches to Create Opportunities in the Informal Economy

Kafu Vera Mulls-Odoi, Alexandra Lowe, Rockson Kwesi Dogbegah, Karla Yoder
Global Communities, Overseas Development Institute, Berock Ventures Limited
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Sep 27, 2018

The construction sector is booming around the world, providing lucrative employment opportunities for young people. However, construction work takes place primarily in the informal sector in many places. How can systems thinking be applied to better prepare youth to take advantage of this growth? In this session, researchers, implementers and the private sector provided practical, market-based strategies to sustainably increase youth opportunities in the informal economy, drawn from experience in the construction sector in Ghana.

Workforce Development
Community Development
Economic Empowerment
Men & Boys
Training & Capacity