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Following last year’s Rural 21 Focus Edition “Tapping the potential of rural youth”, the authors address the concepts of decent rural youth employment and agricultural entrepreneurship to assess how vocational training…

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A new publication by the OECD takes a look at the working situation of the rural youth in developing countries. They work mainly in subsistence agriculture but they are often unsatisfied with their employment situation…

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Currently, 50 per cent of the people on the African continent are under 18. By 2030 there will be 170 million more children and young people between the Mediterranean and the Cape of Good Hope. We need to invest in the…

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Each year, 20 million young people are surging into Africa’s labour market for whom there are no jobs. A survey by the German Development Institute demonstrates the framework conditions needed to change this. Job…

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Almost 88 per cent of the world’s 1.2 billion youth aged 15–24 live in developing countries – the majority of them in rural areas. This means a large number of young people with great potential and aspirations. However,…

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Today, the concept of decent work, introduced at the 87th International Labour Conference in 1999, is central to several international policy instruments and agendas. Our authors present the concept and give various…

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At the G20 Summit in Hamburg in July 2017, the G20 Heads of State and Government launched the “G20 Initiative for Rural Youth Employment”, acknowledging this topic as a key issue the G20 must address and committing to…

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Mr Beger, the German Development Ministry put the topic of “Rural Youth Employment” on the G20 Agenda. How happy are you with the results of the Hamburg Summit?
The adoption of the G20 Initiative for Rural Youth…

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An SMS survey among 10,000 young Africans in rural regions confirms what has already been learnt from research and practice – and nevertheless contains a number of surprises.

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The Malian consultancy company Live Your Dream seeks to promote young people’s participation in all areas of public and business life. With courses and coaching programmes, enterprise founder Alfousseni Sidibe wants to…

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