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OECD Action Plan for Youth


"Immediate action is needed to stop the crisis further damaging young people’s prospects. Governments must strengthen their efforts to promote the creation of jobs for youth, push ahead with their labour market reforms, and improve their education systems to give young people the opportunities they need to succeed."

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría


Giving Youth a Better Go 


OECD Action Plan for Youth

OECD governments have committed to stepping up their efforts to tackle high youth unemployment and strengthen their education systems to better prepare young people for the world of work. Endorsing the OECD’s Action Plan for Youth ministers underlined the need to focus attention on the most disadvantaged youth, including the low-skilled and immigrants, who are at most risk of long-term unemployment and social exclusion.

The OECD will work with countries to help their implementation of the Plan and will report on progress at the Ministerial Meeting in 2014.

 Related reports:

‌‌Youth Employment Page - Image
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Investing in Youth in Emerging Economies:

Social, Training and Employment Policies for Youth:

Economic growth and social cohesion in many emerging economies are often held back by poor labour market outcomes of youth. This new series analyses the school-to-work transitions of youth in emerging economies and provides policy options to help develop education systems and labour market arrangements that work together well. 

The overview covers a special analysis of disadvantaged groups of young people, in particular those not in employment, education or training (NEET), an analysis of the pathways between school and the labour market as well as a review of cash transfers and in-kind programmes aimed at helping youth in different countries.

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