Resources on youth employment

  1. ILO and INSEAD Evidence Symposium: Promoting Entrepreneurship for Inclusive Growth and Decent Jobs

    The symposium brings together policy makers, academics and business leaders to the INSEAD Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi to share and discuss the latest cutting edge evidence on entrepreneurship in the MENA region on November 14-15th, 2016.

  2. © ILO 2016

    Organizing of young informal workers: Does it pay off?

    18 April 2016

    There are several questions to be answered, as far as the nature, dynamics and ramifications of organized action among young informal workers. This paper attempts to answer these questions from a comparative perspective of Uganda and Nepal. Based on the analysis of the School-to-work transition surveys (SWTS), this paper identifies several underlying determinants of the likelihood of a young informal worker’s participation in associational activities.

  3. © Christopher A. Leones / ILO 2016

    Labour Market Transitions of Young Women and Men: Innovative research from 30 school-to-work transition survey datasets

    An international forum for sharing results of the second ILO’s Call for Papers on labour market transition of young women and men in developing countries. The Symposium, organized in partnership with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), offers an opportunity for researchers and development practitioners to discuss innovative research on themes of youth employment and labour market transitions and applicability to policy and programme advice and implementation.

  4. 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.

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

    01 February 2016

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Work4Youth Newsletter 2014-2015

    27 November 2015