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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Africa: Unemployment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to help reduce youth unemployment in (a) Ghana, (b) Kenya and (c) South Africa. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stafford more like this
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answer text <p>Helping young people in Africa to find a decent job is an important component of DFID’s work for promoting economic growth and private sector development.</p><p> </p><p>In Ghana, the Enhancing Growth in New Enterprises (ENGINE) programme is supporting over 200 small and medium businesses, the majority of which are owned by entrepreneurs under 35 years old. Other programmes including the enterprise development programme, the Western Regional Coastal Foundation (WRCF) and the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), are also contributing to youth employment.</p><p> </p><p>In Kenya, 8000 young people will benefit from new skills under the £5m Mombasa County Youth Employment programme.</p><p> </p><p>In South Africa, though our bilateral programme has now closed, by 2014, DFID contributed to 112,327 jobs being created or saved, through: support to the Community Work Programme; youth employment schemes; a training scheme for workers at risk of redundancy; and measures to help firms become more competitive.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Details of the programmes can be found on DevTracker.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T16:20:39.51Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T16:20:39.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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384729
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star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Africa: Small Businesses more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to implement her Department's Start-Up initiative in (a) Ghana, (b) Kenya and (c) South Africa. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stafford more like this
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 3442 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answer text <p>The Start Up! Initiative was an idea worked up by DFID staff to improve the provision of financing and capacity building activities for early-stage firms in sub-Saharan Africa. Last year a decision was taken by the Department not to take the programme forward to implementation as a multi-country initiative. However, although the multi-country programme is not going ahead, the DFID country offices in Kenya and Ghana continue to work on providing direct support to entrepreneurs, particularly in the agribusiness and clean energy sectors.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In Ghana, DFID is supporting a programme to equip micro and small enterprises with the necessary skills and resources to improve their business plans and internal operations. The programme provides grant funding, mentoring and business development services to 500 of the most promising firms. In Kenya, DFID has helped to launch the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) to support the development of innovative ‘clean-tech’ businesses and technologies. The KCIC provides technologists, entrepreneurs and new ventures with technical assistance for capacity building and access to early-stage financing to overcome market barriers, with the aim of rapidly scaling and deploying innovative products and services.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T16:21:12.317Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T16:21:12.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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