Publications on youth employment
Reducing the youth unemployment in Brazil: a practical approach
23 March 2021
The aim of this brief is to propose solutions for improving the Public Employment Services, as well as reforming the apprenticeship programme, in order for Brazil to effectively reduce the rate of youth unemployment.
National Green Jobs Strategy, Ghana
22 March 2021
The National Green Jobs Strategy has been developed with the intention to create platforms, develop capacities and institute measures that would organise and harmonise on-going green interventions through effective coordination. The strategy adopts a multi-sectoral approach to ensure effective delivery of goods and services by specialised state and non-state actors through the implementation of measures that support the growth and expansion of the green economy in Ghana. Supporting Green Enterprises for Decent Job Creations (2021-2025).
Is the future ready for youth?
18 March 2021
How do we ensure that the policymakers and the global community prioritize youth employment, so essential for sustainable development and social justice? This book brings together contributions from ILO with broad global experience in successful youth employment policies. They discuss the policies needed to address the challenge, in a time of rapid transformation, of achieving a better future for the youth.
COVID-19 and rising wage inequality: Trends and challenges in Thailand and Viet Nam
27 January 2021
This brief presents quantitative trends in wage inequality in Thailand and Viet Nam during the COVID-19 crisis in 2020. Based on various measures, it highlights the rise of inequality as wages have been increasingly concentrated among the highest wage earners and the disproportionate impact of lower wages on informal workers, youth and workers with lower educational qualifications. It presents a number of policy measures including enhanced wage support and active labour market policies to counter these dynamics.
ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. 7th edition
25 January 2021
Trends and new developments in employment services to support transitions in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa Regions
16 December 2020
This paper presents the findings of a survey undertaken in selected countries in the Sub Saharan Africa and Middle East and North Africa regions (SSA and MENA) aimed at reviewing the status of employment service provision, challenges and opportunities for their development.
Operational Guidelines for Employment and Youth Employability Services (YES) centres in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
11 December 2020
A synthesis: Operational guidelines and their application to Ethiopia’s Employment and Youth Employability Services (YES) centres in the Amhara Region, Ethiopia
11 December 2020
Profile and Analysis of Youth, Gender and Land Related Conflicts in Bong and Lofa Counties, Liberia
02 December 2020
This study informs, and is part of, the UN Peacebuilding Fund project “Sustaining peace and improving social cohesion through the promotion of rural employment opportunities for youth in conflict-prone areas”, implemented jointly by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). Its findings serve to support the analytical basis upon which project activities are designed and implemented, and the participation of local stakeholders throughout the project’s components.
Rwanda: Youth Labour Markets and the School-to-Work Transition
11 November 2020
This brief analyses the nature and duration of the school-to-work transition in Rwanda and compares it with other Sub-Saharan countries as well as reviewing the country’s youth employment policy.