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Neet's net: Networked for inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Decent work, entrepreneurship, skills acquisition and participation of vulnerab




Aid type

Project-type interventions




€ 2,747,802
€ 1,648,681


In a context where the workforce skills are inadequate compared to the needs of the labour market, where employment opportunities are scarce and difficult to access and where youth employment is marked by precariousness and insecurity, the economic growth does not have a positive impact on the living conditions of young Cameroonians, especially the most vulnerable ones. The latter are increasingly exposed to unemployment, underemployment, vulnerable employment, impoverishment and are, consequently, victims of frustration, which can lead to political turmoil, radicalisation, crime, or illegal migration. In response to the identified needs and considering the specific needs and different aspirations of boys and girls, including ex-detainees, at-risk youth, people with disabilities, migrants and internally displaced people, the project Neet's net: Networked for inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Decent work, entrepreneurship, skills acquisition and participation of vulnerable girls and boys promotes decent employment, entrepreneurship, skills acquisition, and participation in inclusive and sustainable economic growth of young people between 15 and 24 years old, especially young women and young people in vulnerable situations, in the cities of Mbalmayo, Bafoussam and Garoua in Cameroon. The intervention, within 36 months, proposes: - solutions for skills mismatch, providing 800 boys and girls excluded from the school system with recognized technical, vocational, IT and entrepreneurial skills which are matched to existing job opportunities by strengthening and diversifying the training offer and the testing of a certification system for formal, informal and non-formal skills; - strategies to promote employment, enabling 1,890 young men and women to obtain more employment opportunities, and more accessible ones, thanks to various services to promote orientation, the matching of job supply and demand, assisted employment tools and technical and financial support to start, formalize, optimize or manage a sustainable small enterprise; - protection and social promotion, enabling 2,690 boys and girls to make their voices heard and be represented, to access the social protection system and to claim their right to decent work and the opportunity to participate in the economic and social development of the cities where they live. COE (leading partner) is in a Temporary Scope Association with ARCS - Culture Solidali to maximise the impact of the intervention through the capitalization of best practices tested in the Cameroonian context. COE and ARCS interface with COE CAM, a Cameroonian association rooted in the areas of intervention and experienced in initiatives aimed at young and vulnerable people, and with international experts from Ingegneria Senza Frontiere - Milano, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Comune di Milano, who will contribute to the intervention in their respective fields of expertise. Beyond the immediate results for the beneficiaries, the impact is estimated according to the contribution of the intervention to lasting, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full employment, and decent work for all. In addition to increasing the well-being of the boys and girls involved in the project and that of their families, the intervention proposes scalable and replicable processes, systems and services and promotes a more equitable and inclusive society in which all boys and girls, including the most vulnerable ones, are aware that they can aspire to decent work, fulfill their aspirations, and contribute to the sustainable development of their country. read more close
Year Committed Used
2022 € 2,747,802 € 1,648,681


Type Name Channel code
Government AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development 22000

Channel reported

Type Name Channel code

Project data

  • IATI IDXM-DAC-6-4-012590-04-3
  • Expected start date 2022/06/15
  • Completion date -
  • Finance type Standard grant
  • Flow type ODA
  • Bi/Multilateral Bilateral
  • Status Implementation
  • Tied status Tied


  • 11330 - Vocational training 33%
  • 16020 - Employment creation 46%
  • 16070 - Labour rights 21%

Policy markers

  • Gender Equality significant objective
  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) not targeted
  • Disability not targeted
  • Nutrition not targeted
  • Aid to Environment not targeted
  • Participatory Development/Good Governance significant objective
  • Trade Development not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation significant objective
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification not targeted
  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) not targeted


  • 10.2 - By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
  • 5.1 - End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
  • 8.3 - Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
  • 8.6 - By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training