Youth Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) in East and Southern Africa - Summary of Key Findings and Policy Recommendations
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated worldwide economic decline, East and Southern Africa (ESA) has suffered job losses and an increase in poverty, interruptions in healthcare services, and declined nutrition levels. Young adults whose place in the labor market is often informal, temporary, and tenuous at best have suffered greater job and income losses than their parents.
As part of ensuring that recovery efforts also reduce the number of youth, especially young women, not in employment, education, or training (NEET), UN Women in ESA commissioned a quantitative study on the NEET status of youth aged 15-24 years in nine countries in the region.
This publication summarizes the regional report on NEET in ESA extracting key country findings and policy recommendations in a youth-friendly format.