Lessons Learned from Youth Employment Programmes in Kenya

The government of Kenya with the support of multilateral donors, especially the World Bank, has introduced several youth employment initiatives since the 2000s, including a large-scale public works programme. There is a mix of supply-side programmes which provide training to enhance the skills of the youth labour force and demand-side initiatives which facilitate entrepreneurship and provide business development services. Although the Kenyan economy is transforming slowly, there are structural impediments to creating higher productivity jobs (World Bank, 2016a) especially for the youth. The literature calls for youth employment programmes to adopt a demand-side approach which stimulates job creation and encompasses support for labour-intensive industries which generate wage-employment as well as self-employment initiatives in agriculture and the informal sector (Fox & Kaul, 2017).

Published 2019-08-19

Document Information

Publication year
2018
Author(s)
Ismail, Zenobia
Format
pdf, 20p.
Region
East Africa
Country
Kenya

Document Information

Publication year
2018
Author(s)
Ismail, Zenobia
Format
pdf, 20p.
Region
East Africa
Country
Kenya