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World Bank - Urban Youth Employment Project in Papua New Guinea

The Urban Youth Employment Project is a World Bank project being implemented by Papua New Guinea's National Capital District Commission to provide youth focused employability training and public works schemes based in Port Moresby, PNG.
— theme: Youth Employment, Youth Employment Policies and Programmes, Skills for Youth, Green Youth
— country: Pacific, Papua New Guinea

The Urban Youth Employment Project is a World Bank project being implemented by Papua New Guinea's National Capital District Commission to provide youth focused employability training and public works schemes based in Port Moresby, PNG.

Affiliation
Government
Date of Establishment
2011
Contact No.
(+1) 202 473-7031
Address
Lucy Kapi,
National Capital District Commission,
Office of the Governor,
P.O. Box 7270, Boroko. NCD,
City of Port Moresby,
Papua New Guinea
Email Address
LucyK@ncdc.gov.pg
Website
http://web.worldbank.org/external/projects/main?Projectid=P114042&theSitePK=40941&piPK=64290415&pagePK=64283627&menuPK=64282134&Type=Overview

1.     Source of funding

 International Development  Association
Government of the Republic of Korea

2.     Mission and objectives

The Project's development objectives are to provide urban youth with income from temporary employment opportunities and to increase their employability.

     1. Improving labour markets
     2. Improving social safety nets

3.     Areas of work relating to youth employment

Skills acquisition, employability, public works and green jobs

4.     Partners and areas of partnership

World Bank, Government of Papua New Guinea, National Capital District Commission, PNG Small Business Development Corporation and PNG Microfinance

5.     Potential or existing partnership with the ILO

 

6.     Successful youth employment interventions

      1. Youth Job Corps (YJC): This component will support: a) the identification and selection of 17,500 disadvantaged, unemployed youth from the National Capital District (NCD) area; b) life skills for employment training; and c) public works job placement. These youth will complete basic life skills for employment training. 

     2. Skills Development and Employment Scheme (SDES): This component will provide On-the-Job Training (OJT) and work experience for around 4,000 participating youth. The SDES will consist of two Pre-Employment Training (PET) programs followed by OJT.

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