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Youth Forward Learning Partnership

Youth Forward aims to improve the capacity of young people in Ghana and Uganda to get jobs, grow their businesses and access finance to expand opportunities available to them. 

The initiative is a partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, four consortia and 28 implementing organisations. It works across eight regions in Ghana and twelve districts in Uganda.

ODI’s Digital Societies programme leads the Youth Forward Initiative learning partnership, with Participatory Development Associates in Ghana and partners in Uganda (formerly Development Research and Training).

The learning partnership works across the initiative to develop an evidence-informed understanding of the needs of young people in Ghana and Uganda, and how the initiative can best meet those needs. This is done through three main activity streams: knowledge development, knowledge sharing and multi-sector dialogue.

Staff

Aaron Bailey-Athias, Alexandra Löwe, Anne Buffardi, Arnaldo Pellini, Melanie Pinet, Sarah Turner, Susan Njambi-Szlapka and Tiina Pasanen

Supported by

  1. Youth enterprise growth: evidence from Youth Forward in Uganda

    Research reports

  2. JobTech and digital innovation for youth by youth

    Event

  3. Young women in the agricultural sector in Uganda: lessons from the Youth Forward Initiative

    Research reports

  4. Advancing youth-centred digital ecosystems in Africa in a post-Covid-19 world

    Working papers

  5. Improving youth livelihoods in the Ghana cocoa belt: an impact evaluation of the MASO programme

    Working papers

  6. Digital life and work: future-ready youth

    Event

  7. Global consultation on youth and digital technologies in sub-Saharan Africa

    Event

  8. Booming Africa: young women and new digital societies

    Event

  9. Youth associations and cooperatives: getting young people into work

    Research reports

  10. Creating opportunities for young women in Ghana’s construction sector: what works

    Briefing/policy papers

  11. Aspirations matter: what young people in Ghana think about work

    Research reports

  12. How to decrease survey and programme attrition in development initiatives

    Briefing/policy papers

  13. Creating opportunities for young people in Northern Uganda’s agriculture sector

    Research reports

  14. Creating opportunities for young people in Ghana’s cocoa sector

    Working papers

  15. Understanding the context of the Youth Forward initiative in Ghana

    Working papers

  16. Understanding the context of the Youth Forward initiative in Uganda

    Working papers

  17. Ghana's construction sector and youth employment

    Working papers