Youth employment

Promotion of decent work for plantation and rural youth in Sri Lanka

The project contributes to poverty reduction by helping rural youth enter the labour market. By developing the capacity of local staff and institutions, it also improves labour market and employment services. In addition, it works closely with plantation companies to promote strategic corporate sustainability, factory improvements and a good work-life balance.

The ILO/Japan project, Promotion of DecentWork forYouth in Sri Lanka, helps alleviate unemployment and underemployment among rural young people by directing them to vocational training opportunities, providing entrepreneurship training,improving employment and recruitment services for employers and young workers, and developing a curriculum to improve teaching of “soft skills” on plantations.