The objective of Your Employment and Productive Inclusion Project for Niger is to expand income-generating activities for youths in selected poor areas. The project has three components. 1. Youth productive inclusion in rural areas component will deliver an integrated package of cross-cutting support services to address the main constraints that are preventing youths, and young women in particular, from engaging in more productive employment in rural areas. 2. Youth insertion in selected activities in semi-urban areas component will facilitate insertion in selected activities for youths living in semi-urban areas. In each participating commune with semi-urban areas. The component will identify a few income-generating activities and trades that have the potential to be economically viable, have growth potential and can generate positive spillover effect on the local economy. The objective is to foster the development of off-farm micro-enterprises by youths, but also unlock the potential for more efficient markets and better employment around the selected areas. The component will finance integrated support to facilitate youth insertion in these activities, including short-term technical training, life skills and entrepreneurship training, as well as start-up support including capital. 3. Institutional support and project management component will support the extension of employment support services to the commune level, coordination in the employment sector, and project management, including fiduciary matters, communication, planning, data collection, monitoring and evaluation activities under theproject as well as a steering committee to oversee project implementation.
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