Exploring the Impact of Macro-Level Shocks on Youth: 3F Crisis and Climate Change in Ghana, Mozambique and Vietnam

Abstract

This report presents a synthesis of methods and findings of a participatory study to ascertain the perspectives of youth about their vulnerabilities and coping mechanisms, with a particular focus on those resulting from impacts of the global food, fuel and financial crisis (3F) and climate change. The research project aimed at addressing a knowledge gap on the social impacts of crises on youth. It explored how young people, particularly the poor, experience and try to overcome challenges in search of a more socially and economically stable present and future. The research was carried out in Ghana, Mozambique and Vietnam.

The report is structured as follows: section 2 presents the conceptual framework and review of the literature, while section 3 outlines the methodology utilised. Section 4 provides a brief overview of some key dimensions of the impact of the 3F crisis in each of the three case-study countries, followed by research findings in section 5. Section 6 has a discussion of the lessons learned by the project from undertaking peer-to-peer research with youth, and lastly, the conclusions and recommendations are in section 7.

Citation

ODI, London, UK. 102 pp.

Exploring the Impact of Macro-Level Shocks on Youth: 3F Crisis and Climate Change in Ghana, Mozambique and Vietnam

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