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Youth employment and entrepreneurship: an annotated bibliography

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Youth employment and entrepreneurship: an annotated bibliography

This annotated bibliography seeks to update the knowledge base on youth employment and entrepreneurship through compiling and reviewing evidence and recent literature on this important topic.

The research is centred upon 3 areas of enquiry:

1. Interventions to increase employment opportunities,
2. Equipping young people with skills for a digital age, and
3. Improving policy to increase opportunities and experience of employment.

The report predominantly includes literature from the last decade from low- and middle-income countries. As the changing nature of how employment and entrepreneurship is used for development, this report seeks to uncover and explain the programmes implemented and the approaches adopted. It highlights evidence gaps and opportunities for future research.

While some of the reports presented will be more relevant to certain initiatives than others, taken together they help advance the evidence base for designing, implementing, and evaluating youth employment and entrepreneurship programming.