Work4Youth project publications

Regional reports

With the survey programme covering five regions of the world, it makes sense to generate a synthesis of results in the five to eight countries per region (Asia and the Pacific, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa). The reports will look for regional patterns in youth labour market transitions and for distinctions in national policy frameworks that might be transferable between countries. Five regional reports will be produced in 2013/2014 and another five in 2015/16.

National reports

These reports will provide the main findings of the SWTS, an inventory of current national policy interventions and offer recommendations of where renewed efforts on the policy- and programme-front could potentially make a difference to the lives of young men and women in the country. National reports will be published at the end of the first round of surveys (in 2012/13) and again at the end of the second round (in 2014/15) for a total of up to 56 reports.

Thematic reports

The wealth of data produced by the SWTS allows an analysis of youth employment issues from a global perspective. Five global thematic reports will look across the twenty-eight W4Y national datasets to investigate themes such as the transition to work and informality and youth and rural employment.

Technical briefs

The series of Work4Youth Technical Briefs is intended to answer very specific research questions around the issue of youth employment through an analysis of the School-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) from 28 low- and middle-income countries.

Country summaries

These short country summaries present the main findings of two rounds of school-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) along with a selection of key output tables.

Global Employment Trends for Youth, 2013 and 2015

Data and information from the SWTSs enriches the editions of the flagship product for raising awareness on youth employment and development challenges around the world. The support of The MasterCard Foundation is instrumental in improving the content and visibility of the global report produced by the ILO. Each edition of the GET Youth introduces new elements and information to improve the knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing young people in gaining decent and productive work. The 2013 and 2015 editions bring global attention to the challenges that young people face in their labour market transitions, as highlighted from the first and second round of surveys in 28 countries.