Investing in the Future: Creating Opportunities for Young Rural People

Author(s): 
Paul Bennell
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
IFAD
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
Dec, 2010

This paper reviews the situation of rural youth in developing countries and presents options for improving their livelihoods in the face of the many growing challenges they face. The main geographical focus is sub-Saharan Africa and the Near East and North Africa. The paper provides a comprehensive overview, addressing the following topics:

 
  1. Who are rural youth?
  2. Features of rural youth livelihoods
  3. Future labor demand in rural areas
  4. Improving youth livelihoods in rural areas, with analysis of financial, social and human capital; public employment generation
  5. Partnership to promote youth livelihoods 

 

Topic: 
Workforce Development
Financial Inclusion
Enterprise Development
Regions: 
Middle East & North Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Tags: 
Economic Empowerment
Education
Entrepreneurship
Livelihoods
Non-formal Education
Rural & Agricultural Finance
Rural Development
Youth
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