This study of 17 youth service programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa and youth service programmes in five countries outside of the region was conducted in 2013 in the context of chronic issues of unemployment for young people and consequent discouragement. It takes as its starting point the concepts of transitions through pathways that encourage young people to navigate towards a particular goal, which are likely to lead to positive outcomes. The study engages in themes of resilience and pathways to employment and self-employment.
Twelve promising practices emerge from this study. They are indicative in that they are based on the information provided by respondents about their programme goals and experience in the different countries.