Investing in youth pays off. However, recent evidence shows investments need time to grow and intervention design matters much more than the type of intervention. Decent Jobs for Youth is continuously working to build evidence around what works in youth employment.

More resources, evidence-based research and policy guidance will be available here in the upcoming knowledge facility of Decent Jobs for Youth. It aims to support evidence-informed country-level action for tangible impact on decent work for youth under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and will serve as a meta-website mapping and linking knowledge on youth employment and to strengthen national capacity for the design, implementation and M&E of youth employment policies and programmes. The multi-stakeholder knowledge facility will build on the work and ownership of existing knowledge platforms and resources, with a view to leveraging the collective experience.

The knowledge facility is currently conceptualized by United Nations entities with support of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies (INCLUDE), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and YouthPower Learning.

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