Youth Labor Market Assessment North Eastern Province, Kenya. A Study of Market Opportunities & Workforce Needs for Youth
This report from a rapid youth labor market assessment for North Eastern Kenya provides an example of a youth-inclusive value chain assessment. The approach includes a systematic look at employment, self-employment and unemployment; an assessment of the desires and behaviors of youth themselves and comparison with available market opportunities and employer perceptions; and a sector-based analysis of potential youth entry points for employment and self-employment. The product of this analysis is the identification of leading 'youth entry points' within growing value chains that are appropriate for youth skills and interests and characterized by unmet or increasing demand. EVI has illustrated these entry points within modified value chain maps. Among the 8 sectors analyzed, the study looks at opportunities for youth in agro-processing, livestock, and agro-forestry.