Youth Forward aims to improve the capacity of young people in Ghana and Uganda to get jobs, grow their businesses and access finance to expand opportunities available to them.
The initiative is a partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, four consortia and 28 implementing organisations. It works across eight regions in Ghana and twelve districts in Uganda.
ODI’s Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) programme leads the Youth Forward Initiative learning partnership, with Development Research and Training in Uganda; and with Participatory Development Associates in Ghana.
The learning partnership works across the initiative to develop an evidence-informed understanding of the needs of young people in Ghana and Uganda, and how the initiative can best meet those needs. This is done through three main activity streams: knowledge development, knowledge sharing and multi-sector dialogue.