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The Center on Conflict and Development partnered with the Bush School for an evaluation of a World Bank project targeting youth unemployment in Ghana in 2015.

Ghana: Youth Unemployment

In Spring 2015, ConDev partnered with the Bush School to conduct an evaluation of a World Bank project targeting youth unemployment in Ghana.

The analysis uses the most recent wave of the Ghana Living Standards Survey (GLSS6 2012/2013) to examine the effects of individual, household and community characteristics on various youth labor outcomes in Ghana. The study finds that some of the greatest issues among the youth labor force are related to education, community infrastructure and a pervasive gender gap.

ConDev sponsored travel for the faculty leader and students to present their findings to the World Bank in New York City and to USAID in Washington, DC. The student researchers also produced a technical brief for distribution to ConDev, USAID and other interested parties.


Barrett, Z., Berrios, A., He, Y., Larsen, S., Novoa, M., Twumasi-Ankrah, K., Vega, C., & Mu, R. (2015). “Youth employment in Ghana: Conditions and determinants.” ConDev Research Report. Bush School Capstone.

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