In Sub-Saharan Africa, nearly 70 percent of youth have jobs but earn less than $2 a day.
Preparing young people for the job market requires a system of schools, employers, industrial chambers, and civil society working together. But how do you manage these alliances effectively?
Focus on: Youth serves as a new platform for positive youth development news and stories. Available on the Devex website, the channel launches in partnership IYF, The MasterCard Foundation, CSIS, and Devex.
For me, getting the numbers right—particularly when they are measuring young people’s wellbeing—is critically important to how we shape meaningful youth development programs and strategies. Unfortunately, statistics around youth employment, perhaps the most significant indicator of whether a young person will lead a productive and successful life, may not paint an accurate or complete picture.