Global Survey Report on the United Nations' Work on Youth (Youth-SWAP Outcomes, 2014-2016)

United Nations, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, DESA) and United Nations Development Programme, UNDP)

This report presents findings from the 2014-2016 Global Youth-SWAP Survey as well as narrative examples of the UN’s work in the field covering Brazil, China, Egypt, Haiti, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Morocco, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Sri Lanka.

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Africa's properity also lies in creating decent and attractive jobs for rural youth

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, but opportunities should be explored beyond agriculture throughout the food chain in order to create enough jobs for young people, especially those in rural areas, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

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BLOG: Investing in Youth Entrepreneurship: De-Risking a Risky Business


Youth entrepreneurs have called for more access to capital, but these investments are inherently risky. How can we reduce the risks associated with investing in youth entrepreneurs? Fiona Whitefield poses two solutions.

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E-Resource: Learn How To Become

Learn How To Become

Learn How To Become packs a huge amount of research in a single page on many career and educational topics.

There are job advice pages like their get-hired toolkit, and many guides that explain the educational paths to get the credentials or experience needed to succeed in various fields.

This resource is useful for youth looking to explore the trajectory of a particular career. Their get-hired toolkit includes guides to job search sites, interviewing skills, resume advice, and internship guidance, among others. 

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Measuring Youth Employment Projects: What Can We Learn from Each Other?

The World Bank

Youth employment projects face varying contextual realities and constraints that often result in generating innovations when adapting and customizing their monitoring and evaluation system. There is a lag in the spread of innovations due to the various contexts, funders, and organizations often operating independently. Project teams find their own solutions to similar rising challenges, which in some instances lead to a medley of methods and conventions in monitoring and evaluation that lack a uniform standard.