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Freelance jobs and self-employment are held in low esteem culturally

In many countries and cultures, self-employment is seen as inferior to formal employment. Social norms place higher value or associate prestige with working for an incorporated entity that is able to scale.

Entrepreneurship is held in low esteem culturally

Entrepreneurship may be seen as inferior to traditional employment and associated with lower social status among low-income or marginalized groups that are excluded from traditional employment.

Entrepreneurial mentors and role models are lacking

Entrepreneurs need a range of skills and support services to launch and run their own organizations (e.g. marketing, finance), but they often lack the direct coaching and mentoring necessary to attain them.

Public Awareness Campaigns

Jobseekers and employers often face information gaps that keep them from understanding one another’s needs. Targeted awareness...


A staple of professional growth for centuries, an apprenticeship is a time-tested concept that gives youth the opportunity to...

Employer Partnerships

Countries with the lowest youth unemployment rates have one thing in common: a close connection between education and work. To...