With twice as many unemployed youth targeted, ~70% of beneficiaries are shared by two large initiatives: YAW Kenya (national) and African Leadership XCelerator ALX Launchpad (Nairobi)

Number of Beneficiaries

Although primary-educated youth make up more than half of the target population, education-specific initiatives target mostly university educated youth and reached mostly secondary-educated youth

Education level of beneficiaries

Approximately 60% of under-/ unemployed youth are female, yet only 6% of initiatives specifically target females (~80% of those by regional initiatives)

Gender of Beneficiaries

Supply initiatives do not adequately target the counties with higher under and unemployed populations The number of supply initiatives in Homa Bay, Kiambu, Siaya and Trans Nzoia don’t reflect their proportion of under-/unemployed
Growing sectors like xxx, xxx, xxx should be prioritized both at the national and regional levels

Employment Sector

Agriculture and ICT based initiatives dominate to support and attract youth to agriculture and agribusiness and to promote ICT growth. Majority of are supply side oriented

Number of Initiatives by Sector

Agriculture initiatives are more funded than ICT even though the latter are more in number. Other funded sectors are education, energy and manufacturing

Initiatives Budget by Sector

Regional demand initiatives can boost counties with emerging business activity but lower overall economic activity There is are inadequate representation of regional initiatives across counties and even absent in Nandi and Samburu

Demand opportunities lie in counties with high GDP and low business and economic activity Higher GDP counties can provide support to generate increased business activity and the necessary support infrastructure

Linkage Opportunities lie in counties with high populations and high economic activity