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Latin American Economic Outlook 2017

Youth, Skills and Entrepreneurship

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Published on October 29, 2016

Also available in: Spanish

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The 2017 edition of the Latin American Economic Outlook explores youth, skills and entrepreneurship. Young Latin Americans embody the region’s promise and perils. They stand at the crossroads of a region whose once promising economy and social progress are now undergoing a slowdown. The Outlook identifies potential strategies and policy responses to help Latin America and the Caribbean revive economic growth. While development can stem from different sources, skills and entrepreneurship can empower youth to develop knowledge-intensive economic activities, boost productivity and transform the region’s politics as they transition successfully from the world of school to the world of productive work and create that future they seek. The report highlights valuable experiences and best practices in these fields and proposes strategies to allow Latin America to consolidate long-term growth while assuring continuity in the social agenda.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Editorial
Executive Summary
Overview: Improving youth inclusion through better skills and entrepreneurship opportunities
Macroeconomic prospects for Latin America and the Caribbean
Youth inclusion in Latin America and their main challenges
Education, skills and youth in Latin America and the Caribbean
Youth entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean
The future of work, politics and cities
Country Notes12 chapters available
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Mexico
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay
Methodological note
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Empowering the 40% of young Latin Americans not in formal jobs, education or training could spark new growth engines, says latest Latin American Economic Outlook

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Overview

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