Publications on youth employment
How to organize my job search? A step-by-step guide for job seekers and those who support them
23 November 2021
This guide explains how to define an effective job search strategy. It helps you understand the job market, define your targets, create your communication tools and media, use the internet, and ultimately, successfully integrate into the new company. Intended for autonomous job seekers, it can also be used as a support tool by counsellors at employment agencies around the world.
An uneven and gender-unequal COVID-19 recovery: Update on gender and employment trends 2021
26 October 2021
The COVID-19 crisis caused unprecedented job losses, hitting women the hardest, particularly in middle-income countries. The COVID-19 recovery is proving both uneven and gender-unequal, as women’s employment recovery is lagging behind men’s.
National employment policies (NEPs) - What is a NEP ?
06 October 2021
Infographic providing an overview of National Employment Policies (NEPs).
Rapid labour force survey of Covid19 impact. Wave 3
01 October 2021
Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan 2021-2024
14 September 2021
The overarching goal of the Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan (NIYEAP) for the period 2021 to 2024 is to contribute to the achievement of decent, productive and freely chosen employment for young people by complementing and reinforcing existing policy commitments and national development priorities and related efforts. The NIYEAP has four priority areas of intervention, i.e. Employability, Entrepreneurship, Employment, and Equality and rights, and proposes strategic lines of action focussing on key sectors that have the potential to create decent jobs for youth. The NIYEAP also serves as a commitment of the Government of Nigeria under the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth.
Towards decent work for young refugees and host communities in the digital platform economy in Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Egypt
12 August 2021
This report explores job creation in the gig economy from the unique experiences and perspectives of youth and refugees, as well as from the viewpoint of digital labour and e-commerce platforms, digital training providers, start-up incubators, social partners, and policymakers.
How to improve Graduate Apprenticeship Programme in India?
23 June 2021
Apprenticeship is one of the most effective tools to bridge the skill gap. India is currently vying to be the global manufacturing hub; a well-functioning apprenticeship system can lead to realizing this objective. This policy brief presents a policy gap and proposes three recommendations to promote graduate apprenticeship in the country. These recommendations includes a new reformed apprenticeship policy with better governance structure, regular monitoring, and providing career guidance to students in secondary schools.
How to choose my future profession ? A step-by-step guide for job seekers
10 June 2021
This guide presents in a simple and practical way, the stages of the reflection to be carried out to make a choice of profession. It can be used as a workbook to be completed directly. Intended for autonomous job seekers, it can also be used as a support tool by counselors at employment agencies around the world.
An update on the youth labour market impact of the COVID-19 crisis
02 June 2021
This statistical brief provides an update on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on youth in terms of employment, unemployment, NEET and inactivity trends, highlighting the differences between youth and adults (aged 25 and above), along with gender disparities. The brief also underscores the need for an integrated and multi-dimensional employment policy, which is based on continuing broader support to the economy and labour market, along with specific measures targeting the most vulnerable youth.
Youth employment in conflict and fragile settings (Elisa Selva and Federico Negro)
07 May 2021
Is the future ready for youth? Youth employment policies for evolving labour markets