Local economic development and youth employment

Local economic development and youth employment in the Philippines: The case of Guimaras Province

Guimaras is an island province strategically located to the southeast of Panay Island and northwest of Negros Island. It is bounded by the Iloilo Strait in the northwest, by Guimaras Strait in the northeast, and by the Panay Gulf in the south. It is the smallest and youngest of the six provinces constituting the Western Visayas region of the Philippines.

The ILO interventions included the youth employability survey which provided baseline data on the different categories of youth and which enabled local stakeholders to begin to develop differentiated approaches to the problems of youth employability that focused on specific needs of different youth segments.