ACGS African Centre for Gender and Social Development [US]
ACODE Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment [Uganda]
ACTS African Centre for Technology Studies [Kenya]
AERC African Economic Research Consortium [Kenya]
AfDB African Development Bank [Abidjan]
AGRA Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
CBN Central Bank of Nigeria
CBO community-based organisation
CEDLAS Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales [Argentina]
CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research [France]
CHPS Community-Based Health Planning and Services [Ghana]
CIDA Canadian International Development Agency
CIDI Community Integrated Development Initiatives [Uganda]
CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
CODESRIA Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa [Senegal]
CSO civil society organisations
CYF Canadian Development Foundation
DFCU Development Finance Company of Uganda Bank Limited
EACC Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission of Kenya
EPRDF Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front
ERP Economic Recovery Programme [Ghana]
ESL Economics School of Louvain [Belgium]
ETF European Training Foundation [Italy]
FAC Future Agricultures Consortium [UK]
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization [Italy]
FDI foreign direct investment
GDI Global Development Institute [UK]
GDP gross domestic product
GEM Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
GERA Global Entrepreneurship Research Association
GoK Government of Kenya
GSS Ghana Statistical Service
GTP Growth and Transformation Plan [Ethiopia]
GVF Graduate Venture Fund
GYEEDA Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency
ICT information and communications technology
IDRC International Development Research Centre [Canada]
IEA Institute of Economic Affairs [Kenya]
IEG Independent Evaluation Group [US]
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development [Italy]
IFAU Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation [Sweden]
ILO International Labour Office/Organization [Switzerland]
IMF International Monetary Fund [US]
JHS junior high school
KYA Kayayei Youth Association [Ghana]
LCCI Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry [Nigeria]
LDC least developed country
LIC low income country
LESDEP Local Enterprises Skills Development Programme [Ghana]
LRA Lord's Resistance Army [Uganda]
LSP Livelihood Support Programme
masl metres above sea level
MENA Middle East and North Africa
MFI microfinance institution
MIF Multilateral Investment Fund
MoALF Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries [Kenya]
MoFED Ministry of Finance and Economic Development [Ethiopia]
MoLD Ministry of Livestock Development [Kenya]
MoYA Ministry of Youth Affairs [Kenya]
MSE micro and small enterprise
MYSC Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture [Ethiopia]
NDPC National Development Planning Commission [Ghana]
NEET not in education, employment, or training
NGO non-governmental organisation
NHH Norwegian School of Economics
NYEP National Youth Employment Programme [Ghana]
NYP National Youth Policy [Ethiopia]
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [France]
OER open educational resources
PASDEP Plan for Accelerated and Sustained Development to End Poverty [Ethiopia]
PRSP Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
PWP public works programme
RAPID research and policy in development
REP Rural Enterprise Project [Ghana]
REPOA Research on Poverty Alleviation [Tanzania]
S4YE Solutions for Youth Employment
SAP Structural Adjustment Programme
SDG Sustainable Development Goal
SHS senior high school
TDR Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases [World Health Organization, US]
TLU tropical livestock unit
UCL Université Catholique de Louvain [Belgium]
UDEC University of Dar es Salaam Entrepreneurship Centre [Tanzania]
UIA Uganda Investment Authority
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDP United Nations Development Programme [US]
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation [US]
URT United Republic of Tanzania
VCP Vagrancy Control Proclamation [Ethiopia]
VET vocational education and training
YDP Youth Development Package [Ethiopia]
YEA Youth Employment Agency [Ghana]
YEDF Youth Enterprise Development Fund [Kenya]
YES Youth Entrepreneurial Scheme [Uganda]
YLP Youth Livelihood Programme [Uganda]
YVCF Youth Venture Capital Fund [Uganda]