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Youth are Operating in Weak Entrepreneurial Environments

Weak entrepreneurial and freelance environments prevent youth from becoming self-employed. There are also negative cultural perceptions of this type of work: many view self-employment as inferior and associated with low income and fewer social benefits.

Youth Face a Short-Term Deficit of Jobs

Existing jobs in agriculture and manufacturing are becoming automated faster than new jobs are created in sectors such as digital technology. In addition, population growth exceeds the rate of job creation, especially in some developing countries.

Employers Have Weak Search Capabilities

Many employers have weak search capabilities, which keep them from finding the right people. Employers may not know where to advertise roles, or how to articulate and assess required skills.

Public Awareness Campaigns

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

Digital Self-Employment

The global economy needs to create five million jobs each month to absorb the one billion people that will enter the job market...

Customizable Education

Skills mismatches are the second largest driver of youth unemployment in Africa. Traditional education systems are not keeping...

Apprenticeships

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

Soft Skills Certification

In today’s shifting labor market, soft skills such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication are key to...

Employer Partnerships

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