Areas of Expertise
Youth Employability in Developing Countries
AIR’s approach to supporting youth employability in developing countries includes conducting assessments to examine the extent to which young people are aware of existing career pathways in various sectors, identifying prospects for employment, and defining the core skills needed in the labor market. AIR then provides employability skills training programs based on the findings of the youth assessments. Such programs address the need to provide opportunities to learn basic workforce readiness skills such as punctuality, team work, and communication skills, along with specific technical job skills.
The Primary School Support Program: A School Fees Pilot (PSSP:SFP) was a three-year project funded by USAID/Malawi and the Government of Malawi to improve the quality of education in Dowa District. PSSP:SFP also had a mandate from the U.S. Congress to develop and pilot strategies that reduce the cost of schooling for Malawi’s most vulnerable children.