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YouthMap Uganda: Navigating Challenges. Charting Hope - A Cross-Sector Situational Analysis on Youth in Uganda

USAID and International Youth Foundation

YouthMap, a program of the International Youth Foundation (IYF), is a four year initiative supported by USAID to assess youth circumstances and support promising youth development programs and practices in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Africa at Work: Job Creation and Inclusive Growth

McKinsey & Company

In this report, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) presents a comprehensive exploration of Africa's employment landscape. This research includes quantitative analysis of available national employment data, a survey of more than 1,300 companies in five African countries, and interviews with dozens of business leaders and policy makers. The report looks at employment patterns across countries and sectors, and assesses prospects for job creation to 2020.

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Report

Coping with Unemployment: Young people's strategies and their policy implications

Center for Development and Enterprise
This report summarises the findings of a CDE project on young people’s strategies for dealing with unemployment and the implications these have for policy development. Our work included a review of government policies, commissioned research from leading experts and engagement with expert researchers from a variety of fields (politics, economics, sociology, anthropology) through two workshops. CDE focused on three key issues:
 
• how young people are making the transition to adulthood;
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Education to Employment: Designing a System That Works

McKinsey & Company
Around the world, governments and businesses face a conundrum: high levels of youth unemployment and a shortage of job seekers with critical skills. how can a country successfully move its young people from education to employment? What are the problems? Which interventions work? how can these be scaled up? these are the crucial questions. 
 
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African Economic Outlook 2012: Promoting Youth Employment

African Development Bank, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, UNDP and UN Economic Commission for Africa
Overall, the 2012 African Economic Outlook presents an optimistic scenario for the continent. Africa’s impressive growth for more than a decade and its resilience to the deep global recession support such optimism.
 
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Africa Progress Report 2012: Jobs, Justice and Equity - Seizing opportunities in times of global change

Africa Progress Panel

For many of Africa’s people, rapid growth and rising wealth has failed to translate into better lives. The Africa Progress Report 2012 looks at three of the most critical ingredients for transforming a promising economic upturn into a sustained recovery and lasting human development – jobs, justice and equity.

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Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013: A Generation at Risk

International Labour Organization

This issue of Global Employment Trends for Youth provides an update on youth labour markets around the world, focusing both on the continuing labour market crisis and on structural issues in youth labour markets. 

The global youth unemployment rate, estimated at 12.6 per cent in 2013, is close to its crisis peak. As many as 73 million young people are estimated to be unemployed in 2013.1 At the same time, informal employment among young people remains pervasive and transitions to decent work are slow and difficult. 

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Education to employment: Getting Europe’s Youth Into Work

McKinsey & Company

The problem of youth unemployment in the European Union is not new. Youth unemployment has been double or even triple the rate of general unemployment in Europe for the last 20 years. The events of the past few years have dramatically exacerbated it, however: 5.6 million young people are unemployed across Europe, and a total of 7.5 million are neither being educated nor are they working.

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Getting Youth in the Door: Defining Soft Skills Requirements for Entry-level Service Sector Jobs

IYF

This report presents findings on the current soft skills training landscape within the service sector. The report includes what basic soft skills competencies are required for a diverse group of entry-level employees with varying levels of education and experience; where gaps in those skills exist; what the soft skills marketplace is offering; and where opportunities for further training exist.

 

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Shaping The Future – Realising the potential of informal learning through mobile

GSMA

mLearning has a crucial role to play in improving the education and life prospects of young people in emerging markets. This report explores the day-to-day lives of young people and gives voice to their aspirations, employment and learning needs. It demonstrates that the time is right for the mobile industry, international development community and Governments to collaborate and create services that will have a profound, lifelong impact on the lives of young people. With a focus on Ghana, Morocco, Uganda and India, researchers listened to more than 1,200 young people.

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