Youth not in employment, education or training in Asia and the Pacific: Trends and policy considerations
This report, Youth not in employment, education or training in Asia and the Pacific: Trends and policy considerations, examines the pre-COVID-19 trends on youth NEET from 2010 to 2019 and the impact of the crisis. It concludes that far too many young people are not succeeding in their labour market transitions, young women particularly. As a region whose economic success hinges on maximizing employment outcomes, with production and services still largely labour intensive, promoting a smooth labour market transition for young people is critical.
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The report starts by elaborating the definition, components and measurements of youth NEET. Then it summarizes the NEET trends in the region and highlights areas of concern. The NEET trends are assessed over time and by various characteristics for both the pre-COVID-19 period and assessing the impact of the pandemic. As part of national economic and labour market recovery efforts, governments have implemented an array of policy measures to stimulate their economies, boost employment and support enterprises. Some governments have targeted youth in their recovery efforts, as highlighted in part 4. In this part, the Policies geared towards addressing nuanced issues and concerns of youth NEET are also proposed.