Youth employment

Young people globally are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults. They are also particularly vulnerable to insecure and poorly paid jobs. This page summarises some of the key evidence around Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment.


DCED Synthesis Note: Youth employment

For a summary of key research on using private sector development to assist young people, download the DCED Synthesis Note.


Key overview documents


Training for youth in skills


Wage subsidies for youth


Support to youth to be entrepreneurs


ICTs for youth employment


Youth employment in conflict-affected areas

For more information, visit the DCED knowledge page on PSD in Conflict-Affected Environments.


Youth employment in agricultural and rural areas


Measuring the results of youth employment interventions


Other useful resources

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Bishwajit Paul, James Maiden/ MDF