Youth Uncertainty Rights (YOUR) World Research has carried out detailed large scale qualitative and participatory research with over 1000 of the most marginalised young people across eight fragile environments in Ethiopia and Nepal. YOUR World Research shows that when we include youth in the research process and listen to their views, a picture emerges of creativity and innovative ideas in the face of significant challenges and uncertainty in their lives and their environments. The research began in 2016 and has generated new knowledge about how marginalised youth perceive, navigate, negotiate and respond to uncertainty. By building on youth strategies the research illuminates our understanding of youth realities and rights, and how to support them to confront their feelings of marginalisation and find pathways out of poverty.
This international report summarises the overall theoretical and practical approach, the main findings and impact of YOUR World Research. This report provides 10 key findings for each country, an outline of site findings for each of the urban and rural fragile environments selected as the research locations, and some cross-country thematic analysis. It also provides an indication of impact that YOUR World Research has created together with youth at different levels of governance. It shows the value of meaningful research partnerships with youth, organisations and researchers from the global South and provides some key learning for policy and practice.
In Ethiopia the research sites are: Addis Ketema, a sub-city of Addis Ababa; drought affected Woredas of Hetosa; the small town of Woreta in Amhara and the surrounding rural area of Fogera. In Nepal the research sites are: Kathmandu to work in slums and with street connected youth; Sindhupalchowk in the earthquake affected area; and in Kapilvastu urban and rural localities.