Innovations for Poverty Action: National Apprenticeship Program for Youth Employment

To harness the knowledge and experience of firms and entrepreneurs to empower unemployed youth.

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Youth in sub-Saharan Africa account for 60 percent of the unemployed, and nearly three quarters of people ages 15 to 24 live on less than $2 a day.

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The National Apprenticeship Program in Ghana harnesses the knowledge and experience of firms and entrepreneurs to empower unemployed youth through training. Innovations for Poverty Action’s project tests a performance-pay scheme in which training providers (i.e. firms) receive pay based on the skill level of apprentices and their outcomes.

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The results of these tests will help the Government of Ghana and other governments to improve or expand large-scale apprenticeship programs.

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