Inclusive societies and development

Youth Inclusion project - Peru

 

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Currently, Peru benefits from a demographic dividend that contributes to addressing socioeconomic challenges and increase productivity and sustainable growth. Young people (15-29) in Peru represent 26.9% of the population.

Despite important advancements (e.g. sharp reduction of the poverty rate, increased access to education), young people in Peru face multiple challenges, which tend to overlap. Challenges in the area of employment are, among others, a high informality rate, low wages and skill mismatch. In addition, few health policies target specifically youth, and the number of adolescent pregnancies has increased. Furthermore, the low quality of education replaced the access to education as the major challenge in this area. In most well-being dimensions there are important ethnic, linguistic, socio-economic and geographic gaps, reducing equal opportunities for youth.

A number of education, employment and health policies targeting youth have been implemented, to address the issues above; these, however, lack an intersectoral approach. In order to empower youth to influence their own destiny, the government should mainstream youth and adopt an integrated and cross-sectional strategy, as well as improve communication and ensure the access of young people to timely, user-friendly information.

 

Youth Inclusion project in Peru focus studies:


  • The quality and equality of education in Peru
  • The participation of young Peruvians in the public policy cycle

 

Peru Country Study


 

  

Assessment and Recommendations

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Key issues affecting young people in Peru


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Project activities


Peru: The OECD Development Center launched the Youth Well-being Policy Review of Peru study, 3 August 2017, Lima

The OECD launched the Youth Well-being policy review of Peru study in a high level event organized on Thursday 3rd August in Lima. The event was attended by Mr. Fernando Cáceres, Vice Minister of Education; Mr. Carlos Tengan, National Secretary for Youth and Mr. Steefan Pauwels, Head of the Cooperation Section of the European Union Delegation to Peru.

A National Youth Strategy would help Peru reap its demographic dividend, says new OECD Development Centre study

The EU-OECD Youth Inclusion project aims to contribute to inclusive growth by supporting partner countries in better responding to the aspirations of young people as well as strengthening youth involvement in national development. The project will shed light on the determinants of youth vulnerabilities and successful transitions, and enhance national capacities to design evidence-based policies that promote youth inclusion.

Peru: Mid-term review workshop, 12 May 2016, Lima

The OECD organised together with the Secretaría Nacional de la Juventud (SENAJU) and the Ministry of Education of Peru a multi-stakeholder workshop in Lima, Peru, on the 12 May 2016. Read more

 

 

 

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