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Empowering youth to take charge of their career paths and equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully contribute to Uzbekistan’s social and economic development.

With over 60 percent of the population under the age of 30, Uzbekistan’s youth have the potential to transform the country through their contributions to the labor market and Uzbekistan’s economic growth. To accomplish this, the country’s growing youth population requires support to secure or create employment in the existing job market, and to develop the knowledge and skills they need for the job market of the future.

In January 2022, USAID, in partnership with the Ministry of Public Education of Uzbekistan (MOPE), launched the five-year, $10 million YES activity to increase youth work readiness and employability. The activity aims to equip youth in Grades 8-11 with the necessary skills to enter Uzbekistan’s economy as competent employees or entrepreneurs. The activity addresses both school-based and after-school programs to ensure a successful school-to-work transition, while giving special attention to women, girls, and youth with disabilities.

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Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 3:45pm

Last updated: July 21, 2022