Youth Entrepreneurship

Know About Business
Entrepreneurship Education
for Secondary, Vocational and Higher Education
The ILO estimates that some 88 million young women and men throughout the world are unemployed, accounting for 47 per cent of 186 million unemployed persons globally.
The Know About Business (KAB) programme is designed to promote awareness among young people aged 15 to 25 years of the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship and self-employment. Since 2004, KAB has trained over 1,100 teachers in 20 countries and reached out to more than 40,000 students through pilot activities.

Key Resources

  1. Entrepreneurship Education: Fostering Future Entrepreneurs

    Factsheet

  2. Building Business and Entrepreneurship Awareness

    An ILO experience of integrating entrepreneurship education into national vocational education systems

  3. Stimulating youth entrepreneurship : barriers and incentives to enterprise start-ups by young people
    01 May 2006

    SEED Working Paper No. 76

  4. Youth unemployment and employment policy: A global perspective
    06 February 2001

    Analyses the characteristics, causes and consequences of youth unemployment. Examines policy responses focusing on active labour market policies, arguing for a shift towards demand oriented strategies based on social partnership. Reviews ILO initiatives and international policy context. Includes the text of the ILO Resolution concerning youth unemployment (adopted at the 1998 International Labour Conference, Geneva) and a list of selectd active labour market programmes for young people.

  5. Facilitating youth entrepreneurship. An analysis of awareness and promotion programmes in formal and non-formal education
    01 January 2003

    SEED Working Paper No. 59 Part I

  6. Facilitating youth entrepreneurship. An analysis of awareness and promotion programmes in formal and non-formal education
    01 January 2004

    SEED Working Paper No. 59 Part II

  7. Towards an entrepreneurial culture for the twenty-first century : stimulating entrepreneurial spirit through entrepreneurship education in secondary schools
    01 January 2006

    This book is intendent for all those interested in youth developent as the first step in a long-ter strategy for inforation exchange oninnovatory odels of education delivery at secondary level.

  8. Being "Real" about Youth Entrepreneurship in Eastern and Southern Africa: Implications for Adults, Institutions and Sector Structures, Series on Youth and Entrepreneurship
    01 January 2005

    SEED Working Paper No. 72

  9. Supporting Entrepreneurship Education: A report on the global outreach of the ILO’s Know About Business Programme
    12 November 2009