Labour Market Transitions of Young Women and Men in Armenia

International Labor Organization, The MasterCard Foundation

This report presents the highlights of the 2012 School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS) run together with the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia (NSSRA) within the framework of the ILO Work4Youth Project.

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UN System-Wide Action Plan on Youth Report 2014

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), in its role as permanent co-chair of the UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development, was requested to take the lead in developing and overseeing the implementation of the Youth-SWAP.

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[email protected] 4 Youth: Decent Work for Young People

International Labor Organization

The aim of this learning package is to support trade unions, employment services, education and training institutions, as well as youth organizations, in their initiatives aimed at raising young people's awareness of their rights at work. The package consists of a guide for facilitators and toolkit that provide hands-on examples of recruitment practices and workplace situations.

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G20: Promoting Better Labour Market Outcomes for Youth

International Labor Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

All G20 economies face considerable challenges in ensuring that young people are well integrated into the world of work. A joint ILO-OECD report on youth employment was prepared for the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting held in Melbourne, Australia, 10-11 September 2014. This report  provides an update of trends in youth labour markets and highlights a number of policy issues that countries can consider in order to overcome the youth employment crisis. 

Collaborating with the Private Sector in the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Sectors

Akilah Institute for Women

Private sector collaboration has provided to have many benefits as it can increase speed and cost efficiency of projects, alleviate capacity constraints, and add value to a project by providing diverse knowledge and expertise. In the drive to increase opportunities for formal employment for unemployed youth, NGOs have begun to collaborate with the private sector to create practical strategies in improving youth employment outcomes in projects.

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Rooms with a Viewpoint: Hospitality through the Lens of Shared Value

Inter-American Development Bank

The concept of shared value, coined by Harvard professors Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer in 2011, is being discussed among businesses, governments and development practitioners alike as a way for businesses to increase financial returns while simultaneously delivering social and climate impact in the community. In other words, it is the new way of doing business responsibly.

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Case Study

Case Study: Shared Value and Socially Inclusive Hospitality in Jamaica

Inter-American Development Bank

The Inter-American Development Bank partnered with public and private entities in Jamaica to build a new business hotel in the heart of Kingston. Through a shared value approach, the project surfaced employment for women-led SMEs and youth-at-risk. The objective of the project is for the Marriot to hire 5 percent of its labor force from local youth-at-risk as well as source fresh goods from up to 20 local SMEs, preferably women. While increasing the hotel's reputation, trust within the community will be built.

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Case Study

The Global Youth Wellbeing Index: European Launch Event (London, November 25th)

Hilton Worldwide, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the International Youth Foundation
Nov 25, 2014 (08:30am to 11:00am)

The European Launch of the Global Youth Wellbeing Index

Tuesday, 25 November, 2014, 8:30am—11:00am
Central London



Simon Vincent
Hilton Worldwide Area President for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

William Reese
President and CEO, International Youth Foundation


Dr. Nicole Goldin
Principal Author, Global Youth Wellbeing Index; Founder, NRG Advisory


RESOURCE: Digital Jobs in Africa: Catalyzing Inclusive Opportunities for Youth

Dalberg, The Rockefeller Foundation

The positive economic impact of the Internet is well known. Mobile and Internet platforms have increased access to improved agriculture, education, health, and governance services by otherwise underserved communities. Beyond improving delivery of key social services, Information Communication Technology (ICT) is generating transformative growth – growth that creates sustainable pathways out of poverty.