Publications on youth employment

  1. Youth guarantees: a response to the youth employment crisis?

    04 April 2013

    Employment Policy Brief

  2. Understanding the Strong Link Between Program Implementation and Impact Evaluation

    01 March 2013

    This brief presents the lessons of the impact evaluation of Uganda’s Entrepreneurship Education Nationaljajaj Curriculum in terms of evaluation design and process.

  3. PESO starter kit: Guide to understanding the Public Employment Service Office

    28 January 2013

    The Public Employment Service Office (PESO), is a non-free charging multi-service provider established and accredited pursuant to Republic Act 8759, otherwise known as the PESO Act of 1999.

  4. Strengthening local employment services to promote youth employment: A case study

    28 January 2013

    Local employment services facilitate local labour market transactions including matching jobseekers with enterprises seeking workers. These services are usually carried out by the government through a network of Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) whose functions include job matching, providing labour market information and guidance services.

  5. The health of workers in selected sectors of the urban economy: Challenges and perspectives

    01 January 2013

    This paper aimed at analysing and systematizing the health challenges faced by the poorest strata of urban workers and to discuss solutions.

  6. A better future for young people: What cooperatives can offer

    11 December 2012

    Information brief on cooperatives

  7. Structure Matters: Sectoral drivers of growth and the labour productivity-employment relationship

    04 December 2012

    The paper uses accounting methods to decompose aggregate labour productivity and employment growth into their sectoral components as well as into within-sector and employment reallocation effects for a sample of 81 countries.

  8. Decent work, youth employment and migration in Asia

    01 November 2012

    In this paper on *Decent work, youth employment and migration in Asia*, Dr. Piyasiri Wickramasekara (former Senior Migration specialist of the ILO) discusses migration trends and issues concerning young people in Asia - a region hosting more than 60 per cent of world’s youth population and one third of the global number of young migrants. He first outlines some methodological issues in understanding the nexus between decent work, internal and international migration, and causes of youth migration pressures. Drawing on a variety of data sources, he highlights the profile of young Asian migrant workers, their working conditions and protection issues in major destination countries. The study finds that both adult and young female and male migrant workers face exploitation and poor working conditions in destination countries. The paper points out that there are few programmes or policies in origin or destination countries that directly address the specific issues faced by youth migrants. It provides some suggestions on designing or improving effective policies and strategies to meet the youth employment and migration challenges and serve to promote decent work for migrant youth and their the Asia-Pacific region.

  9. Global Employment Outlook September 2012: Bleak Labour Market Prospects for Youth

    04 September 2012

    This update of the Global Employment Trends Report 2012 shows that jobless rates among young people will get even worse globally as the spillover of the euro crisis spreads from advanced to emerging economies.

  10. Cooperative Enterprises Build A Better World

    01 August 2012

    This publication highlights COOPAFRICA’s contribution to the revival of African cooperative enterprises and their roles in fostering equity, empowerment, decent work, and secure livelihoods, including reducing members’ vulnerability to HIV/AIDS, empowering women and men to make healthy choices, and supporting the development of small businesses by HIV-positive women and men.