The UK Department for International Development funded Kuza project’s promising youth employment practices and adaptability to changing market constraints earned a place in the World Bank’s Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) Impact Portfolio.
Kuza was one of many of projects that were considered – on the basis of portfolio balance, diversity and innovation amongst others -and will now be a part of a few select programmes that will share innovative practices, so as to document ongoing lessons and help build innovative solutions.
S4YE is a coalition founded in partnership with Accenture, International Labour Organisation (ILO), International Youth Foundation (IYF), Plan International, RAND Corporation, the World Bank Group, and Youth Business International (YBI) with the mission of identifying and promoting the adoption of transformative, scalable youth employment solutions. The coalition now includes several other private sector and civil society partners.
S4YE was founded upon the idea that in order to find solutions to the global challenge of youth employment, we must increase the level of knowledge and innovation, working closely with private sector and stakeholders, and bringing the gap between supply-side and demand-side interventions.
As a member of phase 1 of the S4YE Impact Portfolio, Kuza will have the opportunity to share its various models, successes and learnings with a network of global public, private, and civil sector organisations, to allow for scale and wider impact.