Investing in Somali Youth: Exploring the Youth-Employment-Migration Nexus in Somaliland and Puntland (Report)

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Before any youth-specific programming can commence, it is critical to understand the current employment and income generation prospects for youth and the weight of livelihood opportunities on migration patterns of youth in Somaliland and Puntland. In this context, Samuel Hall was commissioned by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in November 2014 to conduct a Research on “Youth, Employment and Migration in Puntland and Somaliland” to inform IOM’s youth-specific programming in Somaliland and Puntland’s urban centres. This is the first comprehensive study of Puntland/Somaliland’s youth migration and its linkages to livelihood opportunities. Youth between the ages of 15 and 24 were surveyed in both regions.

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