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What Has Worked in Youth Employment in NigeriaPresentation Transcript
WHAT HAS WORKED IN YOUTH
EMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA: CSWYE
PROJECT OF SURE-P AS A CASE
DR. M. E. NWORDU,
PROJECT DIRECTOR, CSWYE PROJECT OF SURE-
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND
COMMUNITY SERVICES, WOMEN AND
YOUTHS EMPLOYMENT (CSWYE) PROJECT
A quick-win employment generation
intervention by the federal government.
Initiated to cushion the impact of partial
removal of subsidy, from petroleum and
related products, on the masses.
Targets unskilled and unemployed women
(18 to 50 years old); youths and other
vulnerable persons (18 to 35 years old);
Annual target of 185,000 beneficiaries.
2.0 Guiding Principles
Pro-poor : Majority found in rural communities
Sensitive to socio-cultural environment
Beneficiary value reorientation prior to deployment
Participatory: Community ownership encouraged
Equity in spread: Across States, LGAs, communities, gender
(30%) and vulnerability (20%),
Environment Friendly: 90% service types are pro-environment
Integrated identification, Communication and payment system
Transparency and probity: Proper documentation and
Information sharing through appropriate media,
Seamless Payment system: No cash payment (e-transfer)
Result-oriented : Time-sheet based, No work no pay
Phased roll – out: Pilot and Ramp-up phases
Coordinated institutional structure: Federal, State, LGAs, and Wards
Regular M&E: State, Federal, independent bodies
Regular reporting and record keeping
Integrated beneficiary exit strategy
3.0 Key RESULTS
35 states and the FCT are benefitting (97%)
Bayelsa state about to deploy,
106 out of 111 Senatorial districts are
764 out of 774 LGAs are participating
8174 out of 9322 Wards are participating
10,707 communities are benefitting,
5,761 services being delivered,
116,170 beneficiaries (62.8%) (74,145
42,025 females) with 5,432 disabled
4.0 WHAT HAS WORKED
Community needs based and community led,
Closeness to project location;
Inclusiveness State, Senatorial districts, LGAs, Wards, and
Communities; 30% female (18-50 years) and 20%
vulnerable group; 18 – 35 years
Stipend Determinant Time-sheet based
Stipend Payment Process Individual bank accounts and electronic payment
system, integrated identification, communication and
payment system. Decentralized banking system.
Record keeping system Computerized, bottom-top channel
M & E Tools, independent system, decentralized
web based information management system
Institutional Coordination Establishment of IMCC (MDAs), FPIU, SCIC
SPIU and LGA and Ward Coordinators. Defined roles
Beneficiary Exit Integrated into other SURE-P Activities e.g
Vocational Skills, Railways, FERMA, etc.
Continuous Learning Process
Project systems are dynamic.
Useful input from beneficiaries and
Findings from M&E exercises.
Exchange of ideas with operators of
similar and successful projects (national
Changes in overall socio-economic
Changes in demand systems.