Publications on youth employment

  1. Pro-employment budgeting in China: Linking employment to national and local budgets

    15 April 2014

    Employment Policy Brief

  2. Labour market transitions of young women and men in Samoa

    31 March 2014

    This report presents the highlights of the 2012 School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS) implemented by the Samoa Bureau of Statistics (SBS) and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (MCIL) within the framework of the ILO Work4Youth Project.

  3. Findings of the follow-up study on former child labourers trained on entrepreneurship and apprenticeship - The cases of Kisumu and Nairobi cities, Kenya

    25 March 2014

    This study sought to find out if there was any added advantage that entrepreneurship skills training had on the trainees and it compares post training progression between trainees who had received entrepreneurship training to those who in addition received business start-up kit.

  4. Mainstreaming HIV and AIDS in youth employment

    24 March 2014

    This publication aims to support governments, employers’, and workers’ organizations as well as other stakeholder in addressing HIV and AIDS among young people and combatting discrimination and stigmatization of young workers affected by the HIV epidemic. It includes guidelines and concrete examples that can be used by actors working on HIV and AIDS as well as youth employment initiatives.

  5. Building Capacity for Social Compliance of Investments in Agriculture in Africa

    20 March 2014

    The Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF), emerged through a private-public partnership initiated by KfW on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and Deutsche Bank. It aims to realize the potential of Africa’s agriculture for the benefit of the poor. AATIF pursues a private sector approach addressing the specific needs of the agricultural sector in a market-oriented way while its social and environmental management system and strong governance structure with an independent compliance advisor safeguard a positive development impact. Especially regarding social effects, AATIF felt that more has to be done than defining standards in order to mitigate social and environmental risks. Building new partnerships, especially signing the collaboration agreement with the ILO as the Fund’s Compliance Advisor, has helped AATIF to establish a credible framework for impact investments.

  6. Labour market transitions of young women and men in sub-Saharan Africa

    14 February 2014

    This report presents the results of the School-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) implemented in eight sub-Saharan African countries – Benin, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia – in 2012 or 2013. Results show that unemployment of young people remains a matter of concern, but that issues relating to the quality of work available to young people are of even greater relevance to the design and implementation of policy interventions.

  7. © Shayan Mehrabi 2018

    Informal employment among youth: evidence from 20 school-to-work transition surveys

    04 February 2014

    This report provides empirical evidence to confirm that informal employment, a category considered as “non-standard” in traditional literature, is in fact “standard” among young workers in developing economies. Based on the school-to-work transitions surveys (SWTSs) run in 2012-2013, the report finds that three-quarters of young workers aged 15-29 (at the aggregate level) are currently engaged in informal employment.

  8. Impact of India's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme on child labour

    30 January 2014

    This study examines the incidence of child labour under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), which does not allow for the employment of a person below 18 years of age.

  9. Doha Evidence Symposium, 6-8 March, Doha

    22 January 2014

    “What Works” To Improve Youth Labour Productivity?

  10. Towards the Single Employment Contract: Comparative Reflections

    22 January 2014

    While the challenge of flexibility continues to act as a powerful driver for change in European labour markets, many countries are experiencing an increasing dualism or segmentation between workers with stable employment relationships and those with temporary contracts. This has led governments and social partners to open a debate on the introduction of single employment contract.