Youth Employment and Productive Inclusion Project (WB-P163157)

Countries
  • Niger
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
C
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Voting Date
Apr 16, 2018
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Borrower
Republic of Niger
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 30.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 20, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Jan 4, 2018


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Project Description

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.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
Ministry of Employment, Work and Social Protection
Mohamedou Seydou
Secrétaire Général
mohamadouseydou@yahoo.fr

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