The Youth Explorer provides a range of information related to young people in one easily accessible place. Indicators on young people’s education, economic opportunities, family and living environment, health and more are made available.
Little coherent understanding exists about the realities that shape young people’s lives, how they change over time or differ from one community to another. This lack of understanding severely constrains the ability of policies and interventions to address the challenges facing youth and optimally support them in their attempts to forge positive and transformative pathways. The tool was developed by UCT’s Poverty and Inequality Initiative, in partnership with OpenUp (formerly Code for South Africa), Statistics South Africa and the Economies of Regions Learning Network (ERLN).