Publications on youth employment

  1. The European Youth Guarantee: A systematic review of its implementation across countries

    31 August 2017

    This article examines empirical evidence on the effectiveness of past youth guarantee experiences, as well as the few existing evaluations of the European Youth Guarantee, to identify the factors that are key to their success.

  2. Rising to the youth employment challenge: New evidence on key policy issues [Summary]

    12 August 2017

  3. Rising to the youth employment challenge: New evidence on key policy issues

    10 August 2017

    This book brings together contributions from the ILO’s Youth Employment Programme detailing policies that enable young people to find decent work.

  4. Monitoring the performance of Youth Guarantees: A learning package

    05 August 2017

    This package is a tool to support the organization of training sessions on monitoring the performance and evaluating the results of YG schemes. It explores the key features; reviews the basic principles of monitoring and evaluation; details the indicator framework for monitoring the YG; offers guidance on how to monitor the performance and measure the impact of national YG interventions. Each learning module contains sample PowerPoint Presentations; and handouts with additional learning and other resources.

  5. Taqeem - Evidence to improve youth and women's employment in the Middle East and North Africa

    17 July 2017

    TAQEEM (meaning “evaluation” in Arabic) is a technical support programme of the International Labour Organization and IFAD whose aim is to increase effectiveness of youth and women employment interventions in the Middle East and North Africa.

  6. The impact of skills training on the financial behaviour, employability and educational choices of rural young people: Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Morocco

    14 July 2017

    The “Impact report” series disseminates research reports from Taqeem-supported impact evaluations. Reports include baseline, endline and qualitative studies which describe the impact estimates of evaluations of youth employment interventions based on experimental and quasi-experimental designs.

  7. Promoting women’s empowerment in the Middle East and North Africa: A rapid evidence assessment of labour market interventions

    14 July 2017

    The Taqeem Impact Brief Series documents how organizations measure outcomes of their employment programmes, the tools that are applied and the findings and recommendations that emerge to assist them in improving impacts and programme design. This rapid evidence assessment analyses gender equality outcomes of Active Labour Market Programmes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

  8. Towards an employment-friendly macroeconomic policy framework: The case of Armenia

    12 July 2017

    The background and context of the study leads one to suggest the following structure for this paper. Section 1 briefly highlights the labour market and employment challenges facing Armenia within the milieu of recent growth performance and structural change. Poverty trends will be highlighted and their links to labour market status will be noted. A critical review will be offered of the ‘old’ growth model that prevailed in the pre-crisis period and why that is no longer deemed to be effective. Section 2 will revisit the 2025 vision of the government and note the key employment related targets and policy actions proposed by the government. This will in turn entail a brief assessment of the extent to which progress has been made in relation to the proposed targets. Section three will suggest that the Armenian government cannot expect a great deal out of the current EFF. In particular, the government might wish to review a macroeconomic framework that is beholden to fiscal rules with their primacy on attaining fiscal consolidation rather than growth, employment and poverty reduction.

  9. Mapping outreach practices to support inactive young people in re-entering education or gaining employment

    30 June 2017

    This paper was commissioned by the ILO’s Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia in October 2015 with the aim of mapping the main initiatives and the lessons learnt from the implementation of outreach initiatives that targeted discouraged and other inactive young people.

  10. Engaging employers in apprenticeship opportunities

    26 June 2017

    This joint OECD-ILO report examines best practices in employer engagement in apprenticeship programmes at the local level across nine countries.