Supporting the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth in the Sahel region

The overall objective is to support country-level operationalization of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth in the Sahel region. The commitment has a particular thematic focus on promoting quality apprenticeships and supporting youth in the rural economy. The commitment aims to expand the strategic multi-stakeholder alliance of Decent Jobs for Youth, scale up action through country-level pilot interventions, and promote knowledge about what works and how to improve labour market outcomes of youth. The project is implemented through a collaboration between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and national and sub-regional youth employment stakeholders.

Entity

Luxembourg, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs Government or intergovernmental entity

Policy, advocacy and convening power; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Partners

  • International Labour Organization (ILO)

    United Nations system entity

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university
  • 4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
  • 8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training
  • 8.b By 2020, develop and operationalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organization

description

The project between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the ILO aims to support the operationalization of Decent Jobs for Youth, the global initiative for youth employment under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The collaboration focuses on concrete thematic actions at national and sub-regional level of the Sahel region to maximize the impact of youth employment policies and programmes and contribute to the knowledge base on decent jobs for youth. The project is based on four inter-linked elements: (i) Developing diagnostics and data for youth employment, (ii) Initiating pilot interventions at country-level, (iii) Strengthening capacity at country-level for the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of youth employment policies and programmes, and (iv) Disseminating good practices for youth employment at country and sub-regional level.

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Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 2,369,668 United States dollars committed to public-private and civil society partnerships in support of decent jobs for youth

    8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

    Financial and technical support provided by the government of Luxembourg and the ILO for the operationalization of Decent Jobs for Youth in the Sahel region.

    BY: Jun 2020

Start

21-Dec-2017

End

30-Jun-2020

USD 2,369,668

Estimated total value of the commitment

Target: Only young people 15-19, 20-24, 25-29

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