Examining the Links between Youth Economic Opportunity, Civic Engagement and Conflict


February 1, 2013

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    Somalia 2011, Mercy Corps Photo: somalia-201108-cnelson-0273.jpg

Research Brief

Somali youth hold the potential to contribute to positive change in their country. However, currently they are also the majority of the participants in militant and criminal groups. To better understand the drivers of youth violence in Somaliland and Puntland, Mercy Corps examined the links between economic opportunity, civic engagement and conflict as part of its USAID-funded Somalia Youth Leaders Initiative. Download the research brief below for evidence from Mercy Corps' Somalia Youth Leaders Initiative.


PDF icon Evidence from Mercy Corps' Somalia Youth Leaders Initiative

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