Work4Youth: The MasterCard Foundation’s Partnership with the ILO: Public-Private Partnership

A public-private partnership (PPP) between the ILO and The MasterCard Foundation has been established to improve data and knowledge on youth employment that will, in turn, help the ILO to better guide constituents to shape effective policies and programmes on youth employment in 28 countries worldwide. The way the “Work4Youth (W4Y)” project does this, is through better knowledge on the challenges young people face in their labour market transitions at national, regional and global levels, as well as through the identification and dissemination of good practices in policies and programmes. The project supports participating countries in bridging their knowledge gaps on the particularities of youth in the labour market, including in areas such as financial inclusion, wage and earnings and other conditions of work, and supports them in the development or review of youth employment policies and programmes that efficiently ease the transition of young women and men to decent work.