Inequalities Tag

This policy brief develops from research carried out by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR, South Africa) and the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS, Kenya). Known as the Youth Inclusion for Violence Prevention Project, this research investigated the role of socio-economic and livelihood support programmes in promoting youth social and economic inclusion and preventing violence. A key finding of the research highlighted how such programmes continue to follow a top-down approach, where youth are either merely viewed as beneficiaries or not meaningfully involved in
conceptualising, implementing, evaluating and revising such programmes. A discussion around the
value of greater youth inclusion is supplemented with examples of how youth may have been more
meaningfully included in South Africa's Community Work Programme (CWP) as well as Kenya's Youth
Employment Opportunities Project (KYEOP). The brief concludes with recommendations relevant to youth
inclusion in these as well as other socio-economic and livelihood support programmes.

01 Nov 2022
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