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We undertake research and mobilize knowledge in order to improve the effectiveness, impact and sustainability of youth-serving programs from Silatech and others, facilitate the upscaling of successful initiatives, and identify and advocate for policy changes that improve youth economic outcomes.

Innovative, evidence-based programming and policymaking are essential to addressing youth employment challenge. Silatech’s Research and Policy program works in close collaboration with Silatech’s Employment and Enterprise Development program units to provide information that can be used to improve program design and enhance impact. The program mobilizes and disseminates knowledge to highlight innovative thinking and promote best practices in expanding economic opportunities for Arab youth. We inform policy and engage in advocacy efforts that aim to improve the employment prospects of young women and men.