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What is STEP?

Where is STEP running?

The concept of STEP

  • More than 3,000 students in various countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America have participated in STEP since the first training in 2009
  • STEP has been designed for students from universities, vocational training institutes, and secondary schools
  • STEP boosts the start-up rate by 34%
  • STEP increases the number of new jobs by 35%
  • STEP fits the local context because it is the product of a cooperation with several partner universities in Africa
  • STEP provides partner institutions with comprehensive know-how about organizing and conducting the training to support the institutionalization of STEP in the long-term


STEP is an entrepreneurship training for youths and young adults. STEP boosts entrepreneurship, creates jobs, and provides a career outlook for young people in developing countries. So far, STEP has made a difference to more than 3,000 students across the globe.

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Frequently asked questions

  • I’m interested in supporting or implementing STEP. Where can I get further information about the STEP project?
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Become part of the team

If you are interested in becoming part of the STEP team, we are always looking for research assistants to support our evaluations in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Africa, Mexico and on the Philipines.

We are looking forward to your application!