Youth Think Tank

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Key Information

The Youth Think Tank (YTT) is a research group made up of young people from Mastercard Foundation’s networks. In partnership with Restless Development, it trains and mentors young people to conduct research, collect evidence, and document youth needs, challenges, and aspirations. Each year, a new cohort conducts research in their communities and makes recommendations based on their findings. Research is focused on key issues that affect youth. The YTT was launched in 2012, and since then, it has grown to 58 researchers from seven countries across the continent.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa

Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2012 -


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Ministry Affiliation


COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

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Education areas

Cross-cutting areas

  • Empowerment

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

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School Enrolment Status

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School Level

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Other populations reached

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Participants include

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Education goals

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Cross-cutting goals

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