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The Impact of N-Power(Training and Empowerment)Program on the Duration of Youth Unemployment in Nigeria

Nwaobi, Godwin (2019): The Impact of N-Power(Training and Empowerment)Program on the Duration of Youth Unemployment in Nigeria.

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Abstract

Nigeria is a lower income country (with extreme poverty status) characterized by very high youth unemployment and large informal sector. Consequently, the Nigeria government have implemented youth empowerment training (N-power) program to tackle the critical issues. However, youth training programs and their evaluations is complex. Yet there is relatively little evidence on the mechanisms through which they operate and their effect on outcomes beyond the labor market. Using detailed administrative records for program participants, follow-up surveys and field experiments; we shall construct a panel data model that will allow us to establish the effects of the new program (in the short run, medium term and long run) on the Nigerian economy:

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