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Justin Flynn

Research Officer

Justin Flynn is a research officer interested in youth employment, with a particular focus on young people living in rural areas. He also has interests in food security, food systems, and agricultural policy. Justin has ongoing and previous experience conducting research on policy responses to youth unemployment, including entrepreneurship.

He has also conducted a mixed methods study on youth savings groups in four African countries (Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), in the context of the Banking on Change project. Justin also has previous experience working with an NGO which looked to promote the use of entrepreneurship and microfinance as a strategy to foster employment among young people in western Kenya.

Academic links

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Connections and expertise

Member of
Rural Futures
Research themes of interest
Inclusive Economies

Justin Flynn’s recent work

Journal Article

Youth Savings Groups in Africa: They’re a Family Affair

Enterprise Development and Microfinance 28.3

Based on field work in Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda and Ghana, in the paper we provide new evidence that young people’s engagement with savings groups in Africa is deeply embedded in networks of family and social relations. Savings group members rely on money that is given to them by husbands,...

1 September 2017

Journal Article

Ghana’s Evolving Protein Economy

This paper provides an initial analysis of Ghana’s protein economy in the light of current debates about nutritional transition and livestock revolution. Ghana’s strong economic growth and reducing levels of poverty make it a particularly interesting case. Protein-rich foods, including fish...

14 September 2016