Investing in the Future: Creating Opportunities for Young Rural People
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:
- Who are rural youth?
- Features of rural youth livelihoods
- Future labor demand in rural areas
- Improving youth livelihoods in rural areas, with analysis of financial, social and human capital; public employment generation
- Partnership to promote youth livelihoods