Resources on youth employment

  1. © Jonathan Ernst / World Bank 2015

    Broadcasters give youth a boost

    12 February 2015

    As we mark the fourth annual World Radio Day, an ILO-supported program for young Kenyan musicians gets radio play.

  2. Labour Market Transitions of Young Women and Men: Innovative research from 28 School-to-Work Transition Surveys

    12 February 2015

    An international forum for sharing results of the ILO’s Call for Papers on labour market transition of young women and men in developing countries. The Symposium 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.

  3. What does NEETs mean and why is the concept so easily misinterpreted?

    06 February 2015

    This technical brief, based on an analysis of the recent School-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) from 28 low- and middle-income countries, hopes to contribute to a better understanding of the NEETS indicator.

  4. Why youth employment matters beyond 2015

    02 February 2015

    As the UN's Economic and Social Council holds a meeting on "Uniting for youth beyond 2015", the head of the ILO office for the United Nations, Jane Stewart, explains why youth employment should be at the top of the new development framework being discussed by governments in New York.

  5. At work but earning less: Trends in decent pay and minimum wages for young people

    19 January 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 162

  6. Promoting youth employment through activation strategies

    24 November 2014

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 163

  7. Fostering Future Entrepreneurs

    03 November 2014

    The ILO approach to entrepreneurship education - Sustainable Enterprises

  8. Unless you have people earning money, you don't have demand, says ILO Head

    24 September 2014

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder called on governments to work together "to start putting people back to work". Speaking on a panel at the Ford Foundation-ILO High level event, "Employment and Decent Work for Inclusive and Sustainable Development", Ryder also noted since young people are more likely to be unemployed than adults that apprenticeships were important to reduce the mismatch between what companies need and what education provides. The event included panels moderated by CNN's Richard Quest that included four Heads of State, the CEO of Coca Cola and the General Secretary of the ITUC.

  9. Ban Ki-moon: Decent work for youth backbone of development

    18 June 2014

    During his second visit to the ILO, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, defined youth unemployment as an "epidemic" which represents a great test of our time. Mr Ban also stressed how the global youth unemployment situation is intolerable, and called for an increasing collaboration and cooperation on employment and entrepreneurship for youth.

  10. Outcome 1 and 2 ILO-SIDA Partnership evaluation - National Employment Policies (NEP) and Youth Employment (Evaluation Summary)

    16 June 2014

    Projects: GLO/11/53/SID (global product); INT/12/51/SID (Outcome 1; ELS/12/50/SID, INS/12/51/SID, JOR/12/51/SID, ZAM/12/52/SID; and GLO/11/60/SID - Evaluation Consultant: José Francisco Pacheco Jiménez