Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) and Poverty Reduction in the Rural Area of the Gambia: A Theoretical Examination

Olusegun Abatan


Youth empowerment programs are targeted at reducing the level of poverty among the youth through employment generation. This paper gives an assessment and evaluation of the effectiveness of the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) in the rural areas of The Gambia for the Period 2018 to 2020. It highlights YEP’s efforts in upturning the migration movement and creating more jobs and opportunities within the rural area of the country with a view to improving the employability of the youth, reducing unemployment/ socio-economic imbalance and consequently reducing poverty level.


Youth Empowerment; Poverty; Rural Youth

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