Sierra Leone Status of the Youth Report 2012
The major objective of the ‘2012 Sierra Leone Status of Youth Report’ is to provide a comprehensive analysis and documentation of the status of the youth in the country, focusing on prioritized thematic areas such as Youth Employment and Economic Empowerment, Education and Training, Health Development Indicators, Youth Participation in Development. This report has been produced to inform relevant national development policies and strategies in order to ensure that young women and men benefit from existing and emerging new opportunities in the country. Within the country’s social, economic, political, cultural and sectoral context, the report would be used to
identify potential opportunities and the extent to which these could be scaled up to the benefit of young women and men in Sierra Leone. In order to produce the report, substantial desk review was conducted, obtaining relevant secondary literature on the youth, with consultations of selected key
stakeholders carried out in the process. Where necessary, during the consultations some primary data was also gathered and analysed with a view to producing a Youth Report that is adequately informed with current realities, status and developments in the country.