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Project owner/Host organisation:
UCT’s Poverty and Inequality Initiative

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Host organisation country/countries: 
South Africa

Project objective categories: 
Civic data, Data visualization tools and platforms

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Youth Explorer

Post Status: Active
Initiative recipient country/countries: South Africa
Initiative dates: 2017 –
Last updated: 8 March 2022

Initiative Description

Youth Explorer is an web tool that provides simple data visualisations on South African youth and enables interactive exploration of the data. The information ranges from the youth's education, economic opportunities, family and living environments, health etc. The goal of Youth Explorer is to bridge the gap between the realities and challenges of the youth and the support they require.

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).

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