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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.

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Research

Opinions

Opinion

Young Africans need more and better jobs, not more training

When the world rebuilds after the Covid-19 crisis, Africa will have a unique challenge to face: bringing its overwhelmingly young workforce into decent, productive, and secure jobs. Africa has the world’s youngest population, a fact that some hope will mean fewer deaths and serious cases,...

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Philip Mader & 4 others

10 September 2020

Publications

Justin Flynn’s recent work

Cluster

Rural Futures

Through our research, policy engagement, teaching and training, we support the emergence of development pathways that deliver both greater social justice and sustainability for rural people and places, while recognising their important interconnections with urban areas and the links between...