Next Generation 2

Next Generation Kenya is a joint project of the British Council and the UK Department for International Development (DfID). It follows similar Next Generation projects in Tanzania, South Africa, Pakistan and Nigeria in researching the perceptions and aspirations of young people in countries experiencing youth bulges; producing recommendations for improved policies to capitalise on the potential of the next generation; and giving a voice to young people as they attempt to shape their countries’ future. The project combines policy-relevant research with a strategic communications campaign to disseminate the findings widely and use them to enhance young people’s ability to influence the policy environment.[1]

The research component of the project combines a review of the literature on the challenges facing young people in each country; qualitative research exploring young people’s views in depth; and quantitative attitudinal surveys (see Table 1).

Table 1 – Next Generation Kenya Research Strands

Research strand


Literature review

July-August 2017

Qualitative research

August-September 2017

Quantitative research

October-November 2017

Final report

January 2018

 The invitations to tender relate to the qualitative and quantitative strands of the Next Generation Kenya research. Bidders are invited to bid for one or both of the research strands. Should a bidder opt to bid for two, the tenders have to be submitted separately in line with respective invitation documents.

[1] Reports from earlier Next Generation studies are available here: