A Qualitative Assessment of Pathways to Youth Inclusion in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has one of the youngest populations in the world, with two-thirds of the population being under the age of 25. Learning the right skills and getting the right opportunities, young Afghans have the potential to be a source of social progress, innovation, and economic growth for their country. However, the current situation points to underdevelopment and underutilization of Afghan youth’s human capital. Most young Afghans will not complete secondary school, and 42 percent of people aged 15–24 are not in education, employment or training. These figures are also higher for women and girls. In this context, fostering the economic and social inclusion of Afghan youth presents an important development challenge. 

This report provides a qualitative assessment of the importance of and pathways to youth inclusion in Afghanistan. 

 

Published 2020-05-27

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Publication year
2020
Author(s)
Lenehan, Sara
Format
pdf, 66 p.
Rights
© 2020 International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank
Region
South Asia
Country
Afghanistan

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Document Information

Publication year
2020
Author(s)
Lenehan, Sara
Format
pdf, 66 p.
Rights
© 2020 International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank
Region
South Asia
Country
Afghanistan