Youth unemployment continues to be a major challenge to economic growth and social stability in Sierra Leone. The Youth Employment Support Project (YESP) was designed by the government of Sierra Leone and the World Bank, to address the problem of youth unemployment.
The Project supports three components:
(a) Labour Intensive Cash–for-Works
(b) Skills Development and Employment Support
(c) Institutional Support and Policy Development
In terms of implementation arrangements, the Integrated Project Administrative Unit (IPAU) within the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development is responsible for overall administration and provision of fiduciary oversight while the National Commission for Social Action is responsible for the implementation of the Labour Intensive Cash for Work component in close collaboration with relevant Line Ministries. In view of the above, this report basically focuses on the implementation of the Labour Intensive Cash for Work component which is the primary responsibility of NaCSA.