Demand-Driven Training for youth employment programs build job-relevant skills valued by employers and useful for self-employment by offering both pre-employment skills development and some form of on-the- job training.
TechnoServe, The MasterCard Foundation, Global Clover Network
Rural youth face significant challenges in finding economic opportunities. The number of youth entering the job market each year far outstrips the number of new jobs created for youth. While agriculture presents a viable option, youth often lack interest in traditional agriculture. Africa, holding the lion’s share of the world’s uncultivated arable land, will need the youth to take full advantage of the continent’s agricultural potential to feed itself.
Futurpreneur Canada, Enterprise Uganda, Colectivo Integral de Desarollo (CID), Youth Business Spain, Youth Business International
Support for young entrepreneurs addresses the critical issue of youth unemployment, now at 74 million or 13% (15-24 years), almost three times higher than the adult unemployment rate. Youth need support in training, mentoring, business services and access to finance to convert their high entrepreneurial intentions into established businesses (GEM 2015). Youth Business International works to deliver such support to young adults (18 – 35 years) across 42 countries via a netwo
The youth employment crisis is easing, at least in terms of global trends…
After the period of rapid increase between 2007 and 2010, the global youth unemployment rate settled at 13.0 per cent for the period 2012 to 2014. At the same time, the number of unemployed youth declined by 3.3 million from the crisis peak: 76.6 million youth were unemployed in 2009 compared to an estimated 73.3 million in 2014.
Throughout history, cities have accelerated economic development and wealth creation around the world. In fact, the road to prosperity, it has been argued, inevitably runs through cities.Though there is much heterogeneity among cities of various sizes and locales, the concentration of people, business, and services in urban areas generally allows for increased commerce, ideas and innovation.
The economic crisis in the European Union has dramatically changed the youth labour market to a degree that in almost all European countries, several years since the start of the crisis, young people are still facing unprecedented difficulties in finding a job. While youth unemployment was already quite high in 2011, during the following two years the situation deteriorated even further in most countries, with eleven of these registering their highest youth unemployment rate for the 15-24 age group either in 2012 or in 2013 (60).
Younger workers consistently experience higher unemployment and less job stability than older workers. Yet the dramatic deterioration in employment outcomes among younger workers during and since the Great Recession creates new urgency about developing more effective bridges into full-time employment for young people, especially those with less than a bachelor’s degree.
The demographic divide is stark: while industrial nations are aging, the face of the developing world is overwhelmingly young. In Africa for example, nearly 70% of the population is under the age of 30. Tapping the potential of this emerging generation is a critical challenge. According to the International Labour Organization, two-thirds of working-age youth in some developing countries are either unemployed or trapped in low-quality jobs.
In this review of 25 statements from youth summits and consultations globally, as well as 11 national and regional youth polls, we hear some priorities we expect: youth want jobs, the chance to start their own businesses, and high-quality relevant education.
But we also see that young people everywhere are increasingly concerned about issues of governance, corruption, and both regional and national security.
Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) is a multi-stakeholder coalition among public sector, private sector, and civil society actors that aims to provide leadership and resources for catalytic action to increase the number of young people engaged in productive work. The S4YE coalition was founded, in partnership, by Accenture, International Labour Organization (ILO), International Youth Foundation (IYF), Plan International, RAND Corporation, the World Bank, and Youth Business International (YBI).