Analysis of ICT-Enabled Youth Employment in Ghana, Kenya & South Africa

This report presents findings on promising growth sectors and quality employment opportunities for youth in Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa.

The Rockefeller Foundation commissioned the International Youth Foundation (IYF) to assess promising growth sectors and quality employment opportunities for youth in Kenya, South Africa, and Ghana. Informed by findings from a macro-level analysis, IYF conducted an initial labor market and youth assessment in Kenya and, through subsequent consultations with the Rockefeller Foundation, conducted assessments in South Africa and Ghana more specifically focused on information, communications, and technology (ICT)-enabled employment opportunities for youth.

The study sought to answer:

How do youth define quality employment or “decent work”?

Which growth sectors offer the greatest future opportunities for quality youth employment?

What skills and education do youth need to seize these opportunities, both at the entry and mid-level?

What training resources are needed to prepare youth for current and emerging opportunities?

To that end, IYF researchers developed a working, baseline definition of quality employment based on the International Labor Organization’s framework; analyzed macro-level trends affecting youth labor markets in SSA; and informed by those trends, conducted targeted labor market and youth assessments in Kenya, South Africa, and Ghana.

The report and the three annexes with country-specific analyses are included.

Surveys & Reports
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 (All day)
International Youth Foundation (IYF), Rockefeller Foundation
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