This working paper forms part of MISTRA’s priority research project on Youth and National Development that explores the role that youth can and do play in national development, and the challenges and possibilities for the future.

The chapter attempts to provide a nuanced view and contextually based insights into entrepreneurship as a youth employment strategy. The aim is to provide a better understanding for policymakers and educators of how entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education can direct vulnerable youth on a pathway to improved personal, professional and economic livelihoods.