Next Generation Kenya

A year-long study into the hopes, aspirations, ambitions, and concerns of Kenyan youth

Abstract

This report is the final output of a year-long study into the hopes, aspirations, ambitions, and concerns of Kenyan youth. The final report synthesises findings from 3 independent research phases comprising a systematic review of academic literature, a qualitative study involving focus group discussions, workshops, and in-depth interviews, and a nationally representative household survey of over 4,000 young Kenyans from each of Kenya’s 47 counties.

The report finds that while young Kenyans love and have a strong sense of pride in their country, they blame corruption and a ‘rigged system’ for high unemployment rates, a lack of opportunities, growing social inequality, and an education system that is falling short.

This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Strengthening Research Systems for Poverty Reduction in East Africa programme.

Citation

  • Next Generation Kenya Task Force (2018) Next Generation Kenya. Nairobi: British Council

  • Samuel Hall (2017) Youth Employment in Kenya: Literature Review. Nairobi: British Council

  • 2CV Research (2018) Next Generation Kenya: Qualitative Research Findings. Nairobi: British Council

Published 12 April 2018