Policy Brief on Youth and Gender Responsiveness in State Budgeting

The focus of youth development programmes in Nigeria have gone through various phases since the 1960s. While the Ministry of Youth and Sports plays a major role in initiating and implementing the policies targeted at enhancing outcomes for youths, various administrations complemented the process using Social Programmes such as YouWin (Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria) and the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP). Other programmes under the NSIP are: the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT), the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), and the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP). New innovations have been put in place by the government to address youth unemployment, have better access to credit and enhance young person’s inclusion in the political space. This include programmes that were put in place to in the context of the global sustainable goals (SDGs), the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP, 2017 – 2020), the Economic Sustainability Plane (ESP) and the Presidential Youth Empower Scheme (PYES).