Resources on youth employment

  1. Guy Ryder announces Global Youth Initiative

    01 February 2016

    A unique global partnership aims to lift the economic prospects of young people entering the workforce.

  2. The Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth - Brochure

    01 February 2016

  3. New youth jobs initiative to make difference "on the ground"

    01 February 2016

    Agencies from across the United Nations system have joined together through the 'Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth' to address the nearly 74 million unemployed youth around the world. UN Radio spoke to ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and asked him how the plan differs from previous initiatives.

  4. Guy Ryder talks youth unemployment with Richard Quest

    01 February 2016

    40% of young people around the world don't work or work but are still stuck in poverty. Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the ILO, says growing economies remains the key to tackling youth unemployment.

  5. Young and female – A double strike? Gender analysis of school-to-work transition surveys in 32 developing economies

    31 January 2016

    This report explores the experiences and constraints faced by young women and men in the world of work. Based on the school-to-work transitions surveys (SWTS) of 32 developing countries run between 2012 and 2015, the report concludes that being young and female serve as a double strike for those seeking to find productive employment.

  6. It runs in the family: Intra-household correlations in labour market outcomes

    01 December 2015

    This report explores the degree to which young people’s labour market and schooling outcomes are affected by those of their siblings. Based on School-to-work Transitions Surveys (SWTS) from Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South and South-East Asia, the report studies the links between different household members’ transitions to the labour market using alternatively logistic regression and a survival analysis framework.

  7. Work4Youth Newsletter 2014-2015

    27 November 2015

  8. Does the work-study combination among youth improve the transition path?

    10 November 2015

    Can working while studying act as a stepping stone to good labour market opportunities or is it rather a necessity-driven constraint of more vulnerable youth, taking focus away from studying? The objective of the present technical brief is to reflect on the role played by the work-study combination in the transition to stable and satisfactory employment.

  9. Working poverty remains main concern for young people in Sub-Saharan Africa, says ILO

    05 November 2015

    Two in three young workers in Sub-Saharan Africa are living on less than US$2 a day, says Sara Elder, Chief Technical Advisor of the ILO's Work4Youth project. While attending The MasterCard Foundation's first "Young Africa Works Summit”, in Cape Town in October 2015, Sara Elder stressed the urgency to invest in policies directed to scale up infrastructure in rural areas and to boost the potential of the agricultural sector as the primary employer of youth in Africa.

  10. Cooperatives and Sustainable Development Goals - A contribution to the post-2015 development debate

    16 October 2015

    ILO COOP undertook a joint initiative with the International Cooperative Alliance (“the Alliance”) in order to bring cooperative voices into the discussion around the post-2015 development agenda, to better understand how cooperative enterprises contribute to this agenda and the role they could play in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).