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Children, Youth, and Economic Strengthening (CYES)

Conflict/Crisis

by Gary Risser
This report stems from a study initiated by the United Nations Children’s Fund’s East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (UNICEF-EAPRO). The objective of the study was threefold: to improve the knowledge base on children affected by armed conflict, to devise protection strategies for children in situations of low-intensity conflict, and to involve participation of children and young people. Indonesia, the Philippines, and the Thai-Myanmar border were selected as the areas for study.… Read More 
 
by Jesse Newman
This paper considers the situation of youth and adolescents affected by war and displacement throughout the world, and provides a summary of the key issues to be explored with regards to their protection. It draws upon insights and experience from researchers, practitioners and war-affected young people themselves in an attempt to better understand the challenges they face during war and the resulting implications for policy and practice.… Read More 
 
by Shobhana Rajendran, David Veronesi, Nasrudin Mohammad, Alimudin Mala
This study is a companion to an earlier study on Gender and Conflict in Mindanao that was heavily focused on the impact of armed conflict on women (including young women), and stems from a need to understand the situation of young men in the context of the conflict in Mindanao. It also complements a study conducted in early 2005 that examines the impact of the conflict on men, women and youth in five provinces of Mindanao.… Read More
 
by Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children
The report presents the findings of a two-week field assessment that reviewed livelihood programs targeting returning internally displaced persons in the Midwest region of Nepal and Bhutanese refugees living in seven refugee camps in the southeast of the country. The report details some of the more creative interventions being implemented for both populations by international and local non-governmental organizations - such as relief substitution projects in the refugee camps and value chain interventions with forest users groups and off-season vegetable cooperatives. The report also highlights some of the opportunities that are being over-looked such as capitalizing on the existing in-camp economies and ensuring that vocational training programs are market driven.…Read More 
 
by Jairo Munive, George Wisner II, Carina Lakovits
Young people are crucial actors in Liberia’s transition from war to peace; creating an enabling environment for youth is at the core of the recovery challenges. This study was commissioned by United Nations Development Programme-Liberia (UNDP) and the International Labour Office-Liberia (ILO).The aim of the study is to explore the employment opportunities that are currently available to the youth of Liberia and to recommend specific areas of intervention that can improve employment prospects in the short and long term. Particular attention is paid to the young people’s own experiences and perceptions regarding employment opportunities. The present report provides specific recommendations on possible interventions and priority areas that can improve access to youth employment.… Read More 
 
by United Nations
This policy on post-conflict employment creation, income generation and reintegration provides a UN approach built around a common set of guiding principles and programming guidelines. It underlines the necessity of coherent and comprehensive strategies for post-conflict employment promotion and reintegration, and always includes the three programming tracks below. While all three tracks promote employment, their focus is different. The tracks focus respectively on stabilization, on return and reintegration opportunities, and on long-term employment creation.… Read More 
 
by CHF International
The publication includes six articles on youth and livelihoods covering youth entrepreneurship, workforce development, youth in conflict and post-conflict settings, a case study from Nigeria’s oil producing communities, and the economic reintegration of ex-combatants. The introduction notes the importance of focusing on this age cohort (50% of the world’s population under 25 with 85% of them living in developing countries) and emphasizes the importance of serving this population.… Read More 
 
This case study is part of the Microfinance, Youth and Conflict research initiative. Research was conducted in central Uganda in March 2005, with the primary objective to learn from both the supply and demand side participants about the challenges and opportunities in serving youth with microfinance. The secondary objective was to pilot test and further develop qualitative tools, as research methods and tools that effectively address both youth and microfinance have not been well-developed, rigorously tested or documented.… Read More 
 
by David James-Wilson, Joan Hall
This case study is part of the Microfinance, Youth and Conflict research initiative. The West Bank was chosen as a case study location because it offers a unique context in which to examine the impact of conflict on employment for youth, the supply and demand for finance, and the roles of microfinance institutions (MFIs), youth-serving organizations (YSOs), families, and other entities in meeting the demand. Two research teams conducted individual interviews and focus groups with MFI managers and loan officers, YSO staff, youth and adult clients of MFIs, and concerned adults and youth.…Read More 
 
by Marc Sommers
Drawing on extensive archival and internet research, this short analytical literature review aims to illuminate key themes, trends, and promising prospects for war-affected youth and the programs that aim to assist them.… Read More 
 
by Dabesaki Mac-Ikemenjima
Focusing on Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire, this paper recommends that it is imperative to massively invest in youth development in post conflict settings in order to prevent reoccurrence of crisis and to ensure that their energies are channeled towards sustainable development.… Read More 
 
As discussed in this CYES Network expert post, the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach and the Value Chain Approach are both tools available to development practitioners seeking to improve the economic situation and overall well-being of youth, though proponents of each methodology have tended to not understand the benefits of the other. In February 2009, the CYES Network and the Washington Network for Children in Armed Conflict continued this discussion, in an event addressing how these two approaches might be of use in promoting youth employment in crisis-affected areas. At the event, Radha Rajkotia of IRC and Jason Wolfe of USAID gave the following presentations on, respectively, the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach and the Value Chain Approach.… Read More ›
 
by Susanne Jaspars, Sorcha O'Callaghan
This HPG Working Paper draws heavily on a review of the Danish Refugee Council's (DRC) work on livelihoods and protection in the Zalingei corridor in eastern West Darfur. It focuses in particular on threats to physical safety, freedom of movement and access to adequate means of subsistence, and their resulting impacts on people's livelihoods and protection.… Read More 
 
by Dale Buscher
The report assesses economic and vocational training programs being implemented in the Burmese refugee camps near the Thai-Burma border to see what is possible given the Thai Government’s restrictions on refugees’ freedom of movement and their right to work. Findings note the protection failures of the Thai Government’s current policies and how these, in fact, place refugees at heightened risk for arrest and economic exploitation. The report also concludes that much more could be done by the humanitarian community to promote the self-reliance of refugees even within the camp settings.… Read More 
 
by Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children
The report presents the findings of a two-week field assessment that reviewed livelihood programs targeting returning internally displaced persons in the Midwest region of Nepal and Bhutanese refugees living in seven refugee camps in the southeast of the country. The report details some of the more creative interventions being implemented for both populations by international and local non-governmental organizations - such as relief substitution projects in the refugee camps and value chain interventions with forest users groups and off-season vegetable cooperatives. The report also highlights some of the opportunities that are being over-looked such as capitalizing on the existing in-camp economies and ensuring that vocational training programs are market driven.…Read More 
 
by Lauren Heller
The Women’s Commission traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in May 2008 to research Burmese refugee women’s economic coping strategies and how that impacted their vulnerability to gender-based violence. The delegation looked at programs currently being implemented by the humanitarian community in Kuala Lumpur in order to identify whether or not refugee women’s economic coping strategies were being supported by livelihoods interventions. Additionally, the delegation looked at whether or not those interventions include gender-based violence prevention or protection components. Finally, the delegation sought to better understand the unmet needs of refugee women and how they relate to their livelihood strategies and experience of gender-based violence.… Read More 
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