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IDS Policy Briefing;134

A New Framework for Diversified Work Opportunities for Kenyan Youth

Published on 1 February 2017

As the number of educated unemployed youth in Kenya increases, most are responding to the unemployment challenge by diversifying their livelihood options in multiple ways that are unique to their abilities and circumstances.

It is critical that the Kenyan government restructure its current employment policies to reflect these new dynamics of finding work among educated youth and redefine what comprises a meaningful livelihood for young people. A youth-led framework with effective index measures would ensure that policy interventions match the aspirations, abilities, and realities of young people who are diversifying their work options during times of employment uncertainty.

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published by
IDS
authors
Mwaura, G.M.
journal
IDS Policy Briefing, issue 134
language
English

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