Greater economic and employment opportunities brought about by the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

Greater economic and employment opportunities brought about by the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

14/12/2018

EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

The EU Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa, aims to increase economic and employment opportunities and inclusion for youths and vulnerable groups. 

This is being achieved by increasing their social and professional skills as well as enhancing effective job creation for young people. Support is being provided to existing and new micro-small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) integrate into local and regional value chains and access markets, as well as improving the local business environment and financial inclusion, in order to boost self-employment for young people. 

Employment opportunities for young people are being created, with a better business environment and increased skills or young people, promoting stability, inclusive economic growth, social cohesion and development in selected regions of migration origins and regions with high growth potential. 

Fact box:

238 108 jobs created

375 MSMEs supported

279 384 people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities

214 455 people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development

 

A selection of youth employment projects

Youth, Employment, Skills (YES) in Sudan

Youth, Employment, Skills (YES) in Sudan

The project aims to economically empower young people and disadvantaged groups among host communities, refugees and IDPs in Darfur and provide the national economy with employable skilled professionals. The project seeks to improve the ability of young women and men to find employment or establish and grow their businesses through expanding and improving market oriented, equitable and gender-balanced Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

Inclusive Local and Economic Development in Somalia

Inclusive Local and Economic Development in Somalia

The programme seeks to contribute to stability in Somalia by extending state authority and services, promoting local reconciliation and peacebuilding, creating inclusive economic opportunities and protecting the most vulnerable. It will achieve this through 3 components that focus on: stabilisation and governance; economic growth and social safety nets.

Ethiopia Job Compact Sector Reform and Performance Contract

This Sector Reform and Performance Contract is supporting the Job Compact initiative in Ethiopia through budget support. The Job Compact is an agreement between the Government of Ethiopia and international partners (the World Bank, DFID, the European Investment Bank and the EU) in support of Ethiopia's pledge on providing jobs to refugees in the framework of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF). The action aims at supporting the industrialisation, employment and refugee policies of the Government of Ethiopia so that decent jobs can be created for Ethiopian and refugees. It seeks to support sustainable industrialisation; create decent employment opportunities for Ethiopians and refugees and improve the refugee regulatory framework.