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This report presents the findings of a Youth Analysis Desk Study that aims to inform the development of future programmatic interventions in the Sahel by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Sahel Regional Office (SRO) at USAID/Senegal, the Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) 2 program, as well as activities to counter-recruitment into violent extremist groups, and other strategic efforts that target youth. The USAID Youth in Development policy asks all USAID Missions to consider how they can mainstream youth across their portfolios and provides guidance on when and how to prioritize and target intentional youth development efforts. The purpose of this Analysis is, in accordance and in support of this policy, to identify and analyze important issues related to youth in the Sahel, propose recommendations for integrating youth into programming, and ensure that USAID staff and partners are aware of USAID’s policy, approach, and resources for youth in development.