Employment Opportunities and Working Conditions of Rural and Peri Urban Youth in Liberia

This study is commissioned by United Nations Development Programme-Liberia (UNDP) and the International Labour Office -Liberia (ILO). The UNDP-Liberia’s Early Recovery Cluster has income generation, job creation and skills development for youth as one of its three focus areas. This study will inform UNDP’s planning and implementing of strategic interventions through a community driven development approach within this area. The study will also inform ILO country programming in Liberia and help formulating a concrete action plan as part of Key Initiative 2 under LEEP/LEAP on skills training (see National Employment Strategy for Decent Work below). In addition, for the ILO, this study is part of a wider concern to provide information and undertake analyses of the status of rural youth employment in Africa.