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Boosting youth employment in the South and East of Libya through skills enhancement and livelihood opportunities




Aid type

Project-type interventions




€ 2,500,000
€ 1,250,000


The overall objective of this project is to contribute to increased income of youth in Libya, through the enhancement of their professional skills and their access to livelihood opportunities by supporting and upgrading Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Youth Employment One Stop Shop (YESS) center facilities, courses implementation and linking training activities with livelihood programs to fuel local economy while strengthening household resilience The project will have a specific impact by involving and training an estimated total of 1,050 direct beneficiaries, including 810 young people who will register at the YESS center in Sebha and 240 young people who will register at the TVET center in Benghazi. To promote self-employment and entrepreneurship, 125 of the 1,050 young people will also benefit from additional business and life skills courses and receive customized toolkits for start-ups. The initiative, of a total value of 2.5 million euros and an expected duration of 24 months, will be implemented directly by the IOM, with which the MAECI/Embassy and AICS will sign a specific agreement, in coordination with the competent Libyan institutions, Ministry of Labor (MoL) read more close
Year Committed Used
2023 € 2,500,000 € 1,250,000


Type Name Channel code
Government AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development 11000

Channel reported

Type Name Channel code

Project data

  • IATI IdentifierXM-DAC-6-4-012710-01-0
  • AID012710/01/0
  • Planned start 2023/03/07
  • Planned End 2025/03/07
  • Actual start 2023/08/11
  • Actual end -
  • Bi/Multilateral Bilateral
  • Status Implementation
  • Tied status Untied


  • 11120 - Education facilities and training 25.0%
  • 11330 - Vocational training 32.0%
  • 16020 - Employment creation 43.0%

Policy markers

  • Gender Equality significant objective
  • Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) not targeted
  • Disability not targeted
  • Nutrition not targeted
  • Aid to Environment significant objective
  • 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


  • 4.3 - By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university
  • 4.4 - By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
  • 4.5 - By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations
  • 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
  • 8.5 - By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value