Training and employment opportunities to address poverty among rural youth: A synthesis report

Organization/Affiliation(s): 
FAO, ILO and UNESCO
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
2009

The aim of this multi-country study is to identify relevant training and employment needs and opportunities, which can improve on, and off-farm income generation for young women and men in rural areas. This research is timely since young people make up the majority of migrants streaming into towns and cities from the rural areas in search of jobs placing pressure on urban labour markets. The current global financial and economic crisis only serves to increase such pressure and augment the incidence of youth unemployment, underemployment and poor working conditions.

This report is a synthesis of three case studies conducted in the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam and aims to enhance understanding on training and employment opportunities, challenges regarding employment and the training of rural youth. The findings from the three country studies suggest the need for enhanced policy coordination to address limited human and financial resources, particularly in terms of reaching the local and community levels. This is also to allow broad-based participation in the efforts to improve employment and training prospects of the rural youth. 

Topic: 
Workforce Development
Regions: 
Asia, Southeast Asia, & the Pacific
Tags: 
Community Development
Education
Non-formal Education
Rural Development
Training & Capacity
Unemployment
Youth