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Youth, fragility and opportunities

This project aimed to increase the effectiveness of youth opportunities programmes by international institutions.

Young people make up a large proportion of the population in many post-conflict countries, yet often lack opportunities. And while 'youth' is high on the global agenda, international institutions often struggle to capture and respond to this complicated issue, particularly in fragile environments.

We researched the challenges of stimulating youth employment in fragile environments. We increased understanding among international institutions of how they can strengthen their policies and practices and ensure greater peacebuilding results. We also helped to encourage more coherence between the youth empowerment and peacebuilding agendas.

Young people play an important role in contributing to sustainable peace and development, so we helped to ensure their potential is better harnessed.