Although there have been major advances in school enrolment in the past two decades, the outcomes of education are often poor, especially among girls, young people from indigenous groups and ethnic minorities, those of lower socio-economic status and in remote rural areas.
Social cash transfers, generational relations and youth poverty trajectories in rural Lesotho and Malawi
Youth poverty is important, not least because of its implications for the future, yet rural youth poverty in particular has received little attention from researchers or policy makers. The recent innovation in policy responses to poverty in sub-Saharan Africa has been social cash transfer (SCT) schemes.
social-cash-transfer-SCT-schemes structural-power-relations reproduction-of-poverty Rural-youth social-protection youth-poverty pathways-into-and-out-of-poverty generational-relations Malawi Lesotho relational-approach temporalities poverty-trajectories power-relationships-between-national-and-international-institutions
Averting 'New Variant Famine' in Southern Africa: Building food-secure livelihoods with AIDS-affected young people
This project will examine the impacts of the AIDS pandemic on the livelihoods of young people in rural Malawi and Lesotho.