Innovative approaches to creating opportunities and incorporating young youth into Rwanda’s labor markets
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The government of Rwanda is aware of the unemployment situation in the country. It is for this reason that Rwanda National Employment Policy (NEP) was adopted in 2007. The priority areas for the policy include; the rural sector, the private sector and entrepreneurship support; youth and women employment promotion; specific employment programs for disabled people; human resource development and employability; strengthening labor intensive approaches in economic and social infrastructure programs and others. Since the issue of youth unemployment is on a rise, The GoR also initiated the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS 2), 2013-2018 whose priority is to Stimulate Entrepreneurship, improve access to Finance and Business Development by increasing off-farm employment, productivity and new job creation driven by the private sector. Therefore the rationale of this analysis report is to identify and analyze the innovative approaches that will create employment opportunities and thus incorporate the youth into labor markets in Rwanda.