The YouthWin through Economic Participation (YEP) program is a USAID-funded activity under the USAID Kunci Initiative aimed at workforce development for poor and vulnerable youth in Indonesia. The YEP activity will create systemic change in how, where, and what economic skills are taught to empower poor and vulnerable youth in Indonesia. By teaching foundational economic skills to poor and vulnerable youth in Indonesia, YEP will facilitate increased employment, better performance in the workplace, and greater inclusion in the economy and financial system.
Financial Markets International (FMI), in partnership with US-based NGO of International Youth Foundation (IYF) and GEEA (Global Economic Education Alliance) is implementing this program for USAID and Kemenristekdikti.
The YEP activity has three overall objectives: 1) create an innovative blend of market relevant content and pedagogy that bridges the most common gaps to economic participation for poor and vulnerable youth; 2) develop effective training delivery channels across technical and vocational educational institutions to prepare poor and vulnerable youth for work in any chosen path; and 3) build cross-sector stakeholder buy into establish sustainable economic education of youth and “scale-up” at the district, provincial, and national level.