The Government of Kenya, in partnership with the World Bank, is implementing the Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project (KYEOP) 2016 – 2021. The project development objective of KYEOP is to increase employment and earning opportunities among targeted young people across Kenya. The project aims to reach over 280,000 youth during the project period.
The main beneficiaries of the proposed project will be youth between 18-29 years of age (with some component extending up to 35years) who are jobless and have experienced extended spells of unemployment or who are currently working in vulnerable jobs. The level of education of targeted beneficiaries will be up to Form 4. The project will reach youth within selected counties in urban and rural areas.
The Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs (MPYG), through the Directorate of Youth Affairs (DYA) under the State Department of Public Service and Youth is the coordinating agency for the project.