“Youth-Led Economic Empowerment: Lessons from the Urban Youth Fund” is the sixth report in the Global Youth-Led Development series. This report presents findings on the impacts of the Urban Youth Fund projects on youth-led grant recipients and end-youth beneficiaries, as well as on the communities in which the projects were implemented. In contrast to previous Global Youth-Led Development reports, this report focuses on youth-led entrepreneurship and employment creation projects—projects funded to enhance youth livelihood and economic opportunities—between 2009 and 2012. The report uses evidence from good and promising projects in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean to assess the meaning and power of youth-led economic empowerment through the eyes of the Urban Youth Fund.
Branch/Office: Youth and Livelihood unit; Urban Economy Branch