The global financial crisis has reinforced the message that more must be done to provide youth with the skills and help they need to get a better start in the labour market and progress in their career.
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.
WHAT is THE Oecd action plan for youth
The OECD Action Plan for Youth sets out a comprehensive range of measures that OECD Member countries have committed to take to tackle youth unemployment and to strengthen their long-term employment prospects.
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Investing in youth in emerging economies
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. Economic growth and social cohesion in many emerging economies are often held back by poor labour market outcomes of youth.
investing in youth in OECD countries
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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