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Sector Project „Employment in rural areas with focus on youth“ !1
Key facts and dynamics for rural youth employment
13.06....
Titel !2
Agriculture / Food Economy highly relevant for creating future jobs
23.08.2018
OECD-SWAC forecast for West
Africa...
Sector Project „Employment in rural areas with focus on youth“ !3
▪ Rural Youth Employment (RYE) is high on the agenda!! S...

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  1. 1. Sector Project „Employment in rural areas with focus on youth“ !1 Key facts and dynamics for rural youth employment 13.06.2018
  2. 2. Titel !2 Agriculture / Food Economy highly relevant for creating future jobs 23.08.2018 OECD-SWAC forecast for West Africa: ➢ 32 mill. new jobs until 2025 in the agrifood sector ➢ General trend: significant increase in share of off-farm jobs - from 25 - 30%, esp. in the service sector ➢ But: Despite relative decline, 56% of new jobs will still be in farming ! Similar findings for eastern and southern Africa Source: OECD-SWAC (2018)
  3. 3. Sector Project „Employment in rural areas with focus on youth“ !3 ▪ Rural Youth Employment (RYE) is high on the agenda!! SEWOH, Berlin Charta, G20, new government, EU-AU, AfDB, IFAD, etc. ! topic is gaining a lot of momentum!! ▪ Portfolio Analysis: Only ~20% of the RD-portfolio have explicit employment objectives / indicators (~25% have none), RYE has not yet been on the agenda yet ! still a diverse portfolio with good practices on approaches and measurement ▪ Hypothesis: We already achieve substantial employment effects in RD, but often we do not measure them sufficiently! focus so far on productivity and income ▪ Conclusion: We need to address RYE employment more strategically in the future portfolio development, we need to know what works Recent trends in the topic of rural (youth) employment in GIZ 13.06.2018
  4. 4. Sector Project „Employment in rural areas with focus on youth“ !4 Sector Project “Employment in rural areas with focus on youth”
 23.08.2018 Term: 5 years (01/2018-12/2022); budget: 5.000.000. EUR, SEWOH-financed Regional Focus: Sub-Sahara-Africa, esp. Compact Countries, but Asia / LA experiences important Thematic Focus: Mainly Agri-Food Sector, but many sectoral linkages
  5. 5. Sector Project „Employment in rural areas with focus on youth“ !5 Upcoming Activities ▪ RYE is one of the core topics of the further development of the “SEWOH 2.0” and shall be integrated more systematically into the RD portfolio (with FMB) ▪ Integration of the rural employment perspective in the current GIZ Results Data assessment (with FMB) ! see slide from Christoph Langenkamp ▪ Methodology and development of a manual / tool-kit for designing pragmatic employment related objective and indicator systems in RD programs ! Field- testing from Sept/Oct in 1-2 countries ▪ SNRD CoP on Rural Employment ! Needs assessment ▪ Stocktaking of current approaches at policy and project level with SNRD ▪ Joint Webinar Series (topics e.g. on decent work, VfM / cost of jobs, mechanization, etc.) ! what are your interests? ▪ … 13.06.2018

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