In 2002, NRC began developing a programme targeting youth in post-conflict zones. These Youth Education Packs (YEP) were intended to respond not just to employment needs but also to teach young people, who had grown up in often challenging and unstable situations, literacy and life skills.1 After implementation in several countries around the world (Liberia; Burundi; Sierra Leone and more), beginning in 2010, NRC implemented this YEP project in Afghanistan, specifically in Herat, Faryab and Nangarhar provinces. Today, NRC at a global and strategic level is reviewing the efficiency of YEP as an instrument to enhance livelihood in post-conflict and conflict settings.
This evaluation falls at the intersection of migration studies, youth research and strategic review. It provides a fresh look at NRC’s achievement in Afghanistan and its options ahead. This case study of the Afghanistan YEP activities can be used to highlight future practice in the migration sector globally.