Bringing It All Together: Coordinated, Scaled Solutions
In many countries across the globe youth unemployment remains at critical levels. While we see progress with a diverse array of programmatic innovations, most interventions are not unable to scale up quickly enough to support rapidly growing working age populations and/or help young people develop relevant skills fast enough to meet private sector demand. How might collaborative, systems change strategies, supported by innovative finance, be deployed in key geographies to make a step-change in the scale and impact on youth unemployment and in a leaner, faster, and more coordinated way? Presenters shared an in-depth preview of an emerging initiative and fund called the Global Opportunity Youth Coalition being launched by The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions in partnership with the Global Development Incubator, YouthBuild International, and Prudential Financial, Inc. to rapidly scale up youth employment efforts and results in key geographies around the world.