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Employment Opportunities and Working Conditions of Rural and Peri Urban Youth in Liberia
by Jairo Munive, George Wisner II, Carina Lakovits in 2013
SummaryYoung 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.