Publications on youth employment

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

    31 January 2012

    The PESO starter kit provides information about the Public Employment Service Office its core functions and operations. It presents ten simple steps to PESO institutionalization, grouped into phases. It also highlights best practices of well-performing PESOs that will serve as models to others.

  2. Upgrading informal apprenticeship - A resource guide for Africa

    12 January 2012

    A policy learning approach to shift informal apprenticeship back into the focus of national priorities for enhancing skills and youth employability.

  3. A worsening global youth employment crisis

    01 December 2011

    Last October, the ILO issued its “Global Employment Trends for Youth: 2011 update”. The report warns of a “scarred” generation of young workers facing a dangerous mix of high unemployment, increased inactivity and precarious work in developed countries, as well as persistently high working poverty in the developing world.

  4. Taqeem Community of Practice: Monitoring, evaluation and impact evaluation for the youth employment community

    30 November 2011

    This report provides an overview of the Taqeem Community of Practice and describes Taqeem’s approach to M&E and its technical assistance model

  5. Building Business and Entrepreneurship Awareness.

    17 November 2011

    An ILO experience of integrating entrepreneurship education into national vocational education systems

  6. Skills for Employment Policy Brief - Increasing the employability of disadvantaged youth

    09 November 2011

    Part of the Policy Brief Series produced by the Skills and Employability Branch

  7. Skills for Employment Policy Brief - Upgrading Informal Apprenticeship Systems

    09 November 2011

    Part of the Policy Brief Series produced by the Skills and Employability Branch

  8. The Sultanate of Oman The enabling environment for sustainable enterprises: An “EESE” Assessment

    08 November 2011

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 14

  9. Global Employment Trends for Youth: 2011 update

    26 October 2011

    The report presents the latest global and regional labour market trends for youth and examines whether or not the situation that young people face in the labour market has improved or worsened over the year and a half since the release of the special edition of the Global Employment Trends for Youth, August 2010 on the impact of the economic crisis. One year later, with an environment of growing uncertainty in the economic recovery and stalled recovery in the job market, the report draws the unfortunate conclusion that the situation facing youth in the labour market has not improved and that prospects for the future are not much better.

  10. Skills for Green Jobs: A Global View

    06 October 2011

    This volume examines the experiences of 21 developed and developing countries in adjusting their training provision to meet the new demands of a greener economy. It shows that skills development is critical to unlocking the employment potential of green growth, yet skills shortages are becoming an obstacle in realizing this potential. The report recommends that countries devise strategies based on well-informed policy decisions, social dialogue, and coordination among ministries and between employers and training providers.