Local economic development and youth employment

Local economic development and youth employment in the Philippines: The case of Marikina City

From a municipality suffering from floods, garbage problems, high incidence of industrial strikes, and serious crime incidence, Marikina today has been transformed-physically rehabilitated, well-managed, clean, orderly, safe, liveable, and business-conducive.

Marikina City was selected as one of the pilot areas for the ILO-CIDA sponsored project dealing with youth segments bringing with it the realization that a homogenous approach towards youth needed to change in favour of initiatives and interventions that addressed the needs of each group if they were to be productively engaged in existing and emerging job opportunities.