Reflections on Youth Livelihood
Preparing Out-of-School Youth for Livelihood
Livelihood is defined as the occupation, work, or other means by which one earns an income to provide necessities, growth and abundance for the individual and the family. Livelihood preparation provides basic education (including vocational training, life skills and technical training). Once youth improve their basic skills, they are prepared to find better ways of improving their quality of life by getting a job, starting a business, engaging in economic activity in the informal sector, increasing the amount of food by growing vegetables or raising animals, improving their housing, and being better able to take care of their family responsibilities.
This report was developed by EQUIP3 / Youth Trust to:
- Identify effective policies that support the preparation of youth for livelihood in developing countries.
- Describe effective programs that are designed to provide education, training and other services that out-of-school youth need to prepare for livelihood.
- Provide links to effective practices that help young people learn basic education, workforce skills and supportive services needed to earn a livelihood.