Pandemic-Era Responses in Higher Education and Youth Workforce Development
This evidence brief summarizes literature related to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on youth education and employment, with programming considerations for USAID’s higher education and youth workforce development (HE/YWFD) subsectors. This brief also provides recommendations on how USAID can pivot its current activities or design new HE/YWFD activities to address immediate COVID-19 response priorities, and provides longer-term recommendations for preparing for and mitigating the impact of other future shocks and stressors on youth education and employment.
Each recommendation contains an illustrative list of interventions that is not intended to be prescriptive, but rather to generate ideas that help USAID Mission staff identify the responses that may be most relevant for their context. Examples of similar interventions and additional resources are also provided.