The Employment and Entrepreneurship sub-program under Prospects Liberia provides young entrepreneurs, aged 18 to 35 years, business skills training and the opportunity to apply for a microgrant (USD 250 to USD 750) to start up or expand a business through a Youth Investment Fund. Data captured throughout the program indicates that significantly more women than… Read More LEARNING PAPER: Young Female Entrepreneurs
How can financial inclusion outcomes be garnered even when this is not the primary purpose of a program or intervention? Phase I of the Prospects youth employment program used two different cash transfer modalities, mobile money and bank accounts, for two different employment interventions: an apprenticeship program and an entrepreneurship cash grant program. While these… Read More LEARNING PAPER: Cashing in on Transfer Modalities: Learnings from Prospects programme in the use of Mobile Money and Bank Accounts
UNDP in partnership with the Center Songhai Liberia (CSL) based in Bensonville, Bentol City, Montserrado County is to shortly launch a 4-months Youth-Focused Vocation/Skills Training targeting mainly young people. See full details here.
On November 18th, President Johnson Sirleaf presided over the opening ceremony of the newly constructed and refurbished Monrovia Vocation Training Center (MVTC) in Monrovia, funded by the Chinese government. See the full post here.
A new program will support 15,000 Liberian youth enhance their income generating potential. The $10 million World Bank-funded Youth Opportunities Project will also provide support for strengthening the government’s capacity to implement its cash transfer program. See more information here.