The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unprecedented development challenges in low- and middle-income countries. Governments, international aid agencies, civil society organizations, and the private sector need evidence to mitigate the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of the pandemic in developing regions, while also building the conditions for a more resilient future.
IDRC joins the global youth-development community to contribute new evidence on youth employment and livelihoods, to share knowledge, and to advocate for evidence-informed policymaking and programming.
On September 16, IDRC and partners from African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the BNP Paribas Foundation, the Agropolis Foundation, and the European Commission, will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, to celebrate the launch of the inaugural cohort of the One Planet Fellowship.
Harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth is a priority for governments and donors, but progress has been fragmented and slow. In response to that challenge, a multi-donor research initiative aims to generate new and rigorous evidence on how soft skills development and work-based learning may boost economic opportunities for youth.