Resources on youth employment

  1. The ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis (Update: February 2016)

    03 February 2016

    As part of the wider UN response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the ILO has adopted a development-focused and employment-driven strategy to support host communities and refugees so as to maintain and reinforce the social and economic stability of the affected neighbouring countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt), with projects of a total value of nearly USD 22 million. This addresses in particular the key strategic direction of the 3RP of investing in livelihoods and employment opportunities to better equip refugees and host community members to provide for themselves and their families.

  2. 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.

  3. Do working conditions in young people’s first jobs affect their employment trajectories? The case of Peru

    26 January 2016

    This report analyses labour market transitions in Peru to explore how the characteristics of a young person’s first job affect the quality of employment later in life. Based on the school-to-work transition survey (SWTS) run in 2012, the analysis concludes that having a high-quality first job (for example, with a written contract) significantly increases the probability of getting other high-quality jobs later in life.

  4. Labour market entry in Tunisia: The gender gap

    31 December 2015

    This report explores how gender issues interact with elements such as type of education and years of labour market experience, to determine young people’s transition outcomes in Tunisia. Based on the School-to-work transitions Survey (SWTS) run in 2013, the analysis concludes that labour market experience provides a strong protection against unemployment.

  5. Ringing in a New Era of Development Cooperation

    23 December 2015

    The ILO’s Development Cooperation Strategy for 2015-17 has increased the ILO's focus, re-emphasized our effectiveness, and updated our approaches to capacity development, partnerships and resource mobilization. This brochure describes these innovations.

  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. Women business training programme in Kenya: Impact of incentives

    30 November 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 191

  8. Access to Finance and Enterprise growth: Evidence from an experiment in Uganda

    30 November 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 190

  9. Differences in the effects of vocational training on men and women: Constraints on women and drop-out behaviour

    30 November 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 189

  10. Enhancing women’s entrepreneurship in Kenya: Initial qualitative assessment of the ILO’s GET Ahead business training programme

    30 November 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 188