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Five Steps to More Meaningful Youth Engagement

JBS International, Inc.

My name is Matthew French and I work for JBS International, Inc. This blog draws upon research conducted under contract with USAID’s office of Education (read the full youth engagement report here), as well as my own experiences working with young people.

BOOK: Employer Voices, Demands and Implications for Public Skills Development Policy, February 2016

The World Bank

Educators believe that they are adequately preparing youth for the labor market while at the same time employers lament the students' lack of skills. A possible source of the mismatch in perceptions is that employers and educators have different understandings of the types of skills valued in the labor market. Using economics and psychology literature to define four skills sets—socio-emotional, higher-order cognitive, basic cognitive, and technical—this paper reviews the literature that quantitatively measures employer skill demand, as reported in a preference survey.

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At Opening of Youth Forum, UN Launches New Initiative to Tackle Employment Crisis

United Nations

As more than 800 young leaders gather in New York for the annual United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, UN officials today launched a new initiative to tackle youth unemployment, making it clear that success in fighting poverty and inequality will largely depend on them being a driving force.

Employment Sector Working Paper no. 27. Labour Market Information and Analysis for Skills Development

International Labour Office

Determining skill needs in labour markets is one of the central tasks facing manpower planners and labour market analysts, and the development of skills policies that meet these needs are a key instrument in the promotion of the Decent Work Agenda. This paper examines the role that labour market information and analysis can play to inform skills policies, both in terms of methods, and in terms of institutional arrangements that are established to translate information into policy action.

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Government Levers for Spurring Employment: A Tool for Implementing Labor Market Assessments

Workforce Connections

This guide presents an overview of the policy areas that impact the labor market and provides an interview guide with specific questions to be asked during both desk research and of stakeholders during field research.

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Paper

We Got This: A Call to Action for Youth Employment

Opporunity Nation

Starting today, every one of us can work together and take concrete steps to ensure young Americans are thriving in their jobs, schools and communities. Generated by the priorities of our diverse, cross-sector coalition and an extensive listening tour with key partners, Opportunity Nation is releasing our plan to tackle the U.S. youth employment crisis: WE GOT THIS.

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S4YE 2015-2020 Strategic Plan

Solutions for Youth Employment

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).

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Children and the Financial Regulatory Landscape: Latin America

Child and Youth Finance International

Close to 5 percent of the youth population worldwide has access to a savings account, though they represent around 18 percent of the world population, and disparities are significant; in some economies (i.e Australia, France and New Zealand) around 70 percent of students of 15 years old have a bank account, though in others (Israel, Poland and Slovak Republic) the figure is less than 30 percent.

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Report

#YouthEO Twitter Chat: Scale in Practice

Making Cents International

There are over 1.1 billion young people in the world who need to be able to find good jobs, start and grow businesses, gain access to appropriate financial services and overall, participate in the global economy.But how can development practitioners and private and public sector actors meet the growing demand for youth economic opportunity? 

Youth Entrepreneurship in Europe: Values, Attitudes, Policies

Eurofound

The level of youth unemployment remains very high in several EU Member States, and there is increased awareness of the economic and social consequences associated with long‑term disengagement from the labour market. In light of the high potential of entrepreneurs to create employment and sustainable growth, promoting youth entrepreneurship and making Europe more entrepreneur‑friendly has recently become a priority on the EU policy agenda.

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