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Youth Hold the Key: Building Your Workforce Today and in the Future

The Bridgespan Group and Bain & Company

“Without youth, our stores would close,” said one employer at a 2014 roundtable on youth employment, expressing the views of many firms that rely heavily on young workers to fill entry-level jobs. “We wouldn’t be able to keep up with the times technologically, with social media, and so on. Youth keep us current and keep us connected to the public.”

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Improving Working Conditions for Young Workers

MEDA

An estimated 18 million Ethiopian children aged 5-17 engage in some form of work—almost a fourth of the population. Although the country’s policies and legislation protect children from exploitative labor and support their education, the incidences of child labor still remain very high in the informal sectors, making it difficult to enforce safe and reasonable labor practices.

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Report

More Inclusive Finance for Youth: Scalable and Sustainable Delivery Models for Financial and Non-Financial Services

European Microfinance Platform

"More Inclusive Finance for Youth: Scalable and Sustainable Delivery Models for Financial and Non-Financial Services" has just been released by the e-MFP Youth Financial Inclusion Action Group.

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Human Capital Report 2015

World Economic Forum

Talent, not capital, will be the key factor linking innovation, competitiveness and growth in the 21st century. More than a third of employers globally reported facing difficulties in finding talent last year and nearly half expected talent shortages to have a negative impact on their business results. Yet the world’s pool of latent talent is enormous. To unlock it, governments, business leaders, educational institutions and individuals must each understand better the global talent value chain.

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Promoting formal employment among youth: innovative experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean

International Labour Organization

The Latin American and Caribbean region faces the daunting challenge of creating decent work opportunities for youth. Currently, the region has some 108 million people aged 15 to 24. Just over half of them are employed.

When youth begin their working lives, they must first overcome the high unemployment rate, which is two to four times higher than that of adults in the Region. All too often, young people go out in search of work only to return home discouraged.

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Youth and rural development: Evidence from 25 school-to-work transition surveys

International Labour Organization

Youth is a crucial time of life when young people start realizing their aspirations, assuming their economic independence and finding their place in society. The global jobs crisis has exacerbated the vulnerability of young people in terms of: (i) higher unemployment, (ii) lower quality jobs for those who find work, (iii) greater labour market inequalities among different groups of young people, (iv) longer and more insecure schoolto-work transitions, and (v) increased detachment from the labour market.

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Generation Jobless: The Challenge of Global Youth Unemployment

JA Worldwide

It is easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer scale of the global youth unemployment crisis.

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Jobs for the Future

ODI

This report deals with perhaps one of the most pressing issues facing employers and employees, students and teachers, politicians and experts today: what and where are tomorrow’s jobs and what skills will they require? While it is understandably difficult to extrapolate trends, data and interviews with experts helps to inform predictions and forecast. The report looks at global trends but links also to two case studies carried out in Ghana and Vietnam.

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Report

Youth Financial Inclusion in Kenya: Co-creating a Way Forward

World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI)

This study was commissioned by the World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) within in the framework of the WSBI program “Working with savings banks in order to double the number of savings accounts in the hands of the poor”. This specific study relates to sharing lessons under the program.

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Financial Services for Rural Youth: Learning Agenda and Egypt Case Study

Making Cents International

With funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and in partnership with Silatech, Making Cents International is implementing the IFAD Rural Youth Economic Empowerment Program (RYEEP); a three-year grant to increase employment and self-employment of young people aged 15-35 in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) countries of Egypt, Yemen, Morocco and Tunisia.

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