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Skills development and international development agenda setting: lessons from an intervention in northern Nigeria

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Skills development remains on the international development agenda but fails to get adequate attention. Based on prolonged fieldwork with a particularly marginalised community of children and young adults in the northern Nigerian state of Kano, this article shows how in contexts of extreme poverty the demand for skills training can supersede that for basic education. Further, by drawing on results of a six-month-long skills-training intervention, the article documents the scope for increased ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1057/s41287-017-0125-0

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
International Development
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan Publisher's website
Journal:
European Journal of Development Research Journal website
Volume:
30
Issue:
5
Pages:
789–808
Publication date:
2017-12-13
Acceptance date:
2017-11-06
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EISSN:
1743-9728
ISSN:
0957-8811
Pubs id:
pubs:798255
URN:
uri:e5f1b2ab-ee78-43b9-9f13-3027ae81d514
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uuid:e5f1b2ab-ee78-43b9-9f13-3027ae81d514
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pubs:798255

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