The Decent Jobs for Youth knowledge facility is a digital platform of tools, publications, databases, thematic resources and more to support evidence-informed action on youth employment.
It leverages the collective experience of multiple partners to share curated, state of the art knowledge and to facilitate learning opportunities for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of youth employment policies and programmes
The Knowledge Facility is separated into three parts: Learn, Engage, and Contribute.
Check out the Learn section to find key resources on youth employment, such as publications; latest data at national, regional and global level; trusted platforms and databases on policies, standards and legislation; tools; news and blogs. All resources are easily discoverable through a powerful search feature.
The Engage section is where you’ll find interactive resources on youth employment, such as webinars, online courses, videos and events. Explore it to engage and learn from a wealth of collective experience and knowledge.
Access the Contribute section to submit key knowledge resources, gain visibility and tap into a vast network of stakeholders dedicated to creating positive change for young people.
PublicationInternational Labour Organizat...
At least 26.8 Million persons with disabilities live in India. Studies show that only 23-26% of them have a regular income. While persons with disabilities constitute a valuable workforce, they still face much higher barriers to get employed than persons without disabilities. Within India´s corporate sector, the Information Technology (IT) sector and the Information Technology Enable Services (ITES) has potential to create new job opportunities for persons with disabilities. While many low skilled jobs are lost due to digitalization, software engineers and employees with high level and basic IT skills are much needed. Some IT companies have already discovered persons with disabilities as potential talent pool and experience the chances of an inclusive work environment.
Partners of the UN Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth have launched a joint Knowledge Facility (www.decentjobsforyouth.org/knowledge) which is open for business — if you’re in the business of boosting youth employment prospects. The Knowledge Facility is a place for policy makers and practitioners to learn, share, and engage on youth employment themes through searchable, shareable, and downloadable resources and tools. Partners power the platform by supplying curated content. Wondering how it works? Watch this one-minute animated video to get oriented: https://youtu.be/nde-d8p9F_s Let’s dive into the details of what types of resources the Knowledge Facility offers. Data finder: What is the rate of young people not in employment, education or training in your country? Use this interactive data discovery tool to explore key youth employment indicators from all over the world, create charts, and download versions. Publications: Discover text-based resources that provide guidance for policy makers, practitioners, and researchers, including global and country-level reports and case studies. Tools: Browse practical tools, including guides and checklists that help policy makers and practitioners in the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of youth employment policies and programmes. Policy platforms: Explore a diversity of platforms full of information relevant to youth employment policies, standards, and legislation. Partner platforms: Access a curated list of platforms from trusted partners, which provide insights into best practices for youth employment. News and blogs: Read inspiring stories about commitments, actions, and solutions from partners working to achieve decent jobs for youth. Multimedia: Learn from interactive resources about youth employment, including videos, webinars, and online courses. Events: Attend an event near you that aims to advance the goal of decent jobs for youth. Key features The Knowledge Facility includes innovative features that make it as user-friendly as it is useful. Lean meta-website, leveraging existing platforms: The Knowledge Facility is available through the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth online engagement platform (decentjobsforyouth.org). It builds on the work of existing knowledge platforms on youth employment, and maps and links resources and tools related to youth employment and allows users to manage knowledge of, and communicate about, youth employment interventions. Curated approach: The “What is it?” and “Highlights” sections offer a summary of the resource in a few sentences and bullet points. The “Fast facts” column provides even quicker comprehension of the most important characteristics and related information. This curation ensures that all resources are immediately useful and highly practical. Powerful search engine: The strong search functionality, cross-references and a shared taxonomy between resources and tools facilitate maximum visibility and interactivity throughout all platform content. Users can easily search, download, and contribute resources and tools, as well as read about news and events and discuss key topics, using the search feature. Thematic areas: Resources are organized around thematic priorities, which tackle the youth employment challenge. These thematic areas are used across the Decent Jobs for Youth Knowledge Facility and focus on interventions that are locally owned, aligned with national development priorities, and based on rigorous evidence of what works in different contexts. What’s next? Now that you’ve gotten familiar how users might leverage the Knowledge Facility, you’re ready to strike out on your own. Get started! The Knowledge Facility becomes more powerful when stakeholders and partners utilize, share and add new resources and tools to the platform. Browse the platform using the search feature, explore thematic priorities, and consider becoming a partner of our alliance and contributing to the Knowledge Facility. We are an alliance that strives to make decent jobs for youth a reality, and the Knowledge Facility is one important way we’re working to achieve it. --- About: The UN Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth is the multi-stakeholder alliance to scale up action and impact on youth employment under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It brings together governments, social partners, youth and civil society organizations, the private sector, the UN System and others working together to share knowledge, leverage resources and take action at country and regional levels to support young people in accessing decent work and productive employment worldwide.
EventGraduate Institute of Internat...
This will be the first meeting of the Global Interdisciplinary Policy Research Network on Youth Transitions, since its launch on 21 February 2020. The Global Network was co-created by the academic members from the Global North and the Global South and policy partners with a shared interest in advancing the understanding on youth transitions and youth policies, and as the outcome of Global Conference on Policy Research on Youth Transitions at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. The objective of the virtual meeting in November is to have a structured exchange and brainstorming amongst the Global Network members on the Impact of COVID-19 on youth transitions and its implications for the focus of the Global Network going forward. The meeting will be structured around the three main clusters as the Global network’s main priorities: School to work Transitionshighlighting in particular the impact on Education and on Livelihoods and Jobs; Youth in fragile situations of Violence, Conflict and Transition to Peace; Youth and political participation, with a particular emphasis on COVID-19 and human rights.
BlogInternational Labour Organizat...
Quality apprenticeships are an effective means of achieving a smooth school-to-work transition for young people by making it possible for them to acquire work experience along with technical and professional training. They also promote greater coordination between education and the world of work by allowing trainers from TVET institutions to better understand the skills and knowledge in demand in the labour market. The ILO promotes Quality Apprenticeships as a top priority, since they not only help young people to move into decent jobs but also enterprises to find the workers they need for the future. The ILO is committed to enhancing knowledge of what works and how, by providing technical assistance and building capacity at the national level. Under the aegis of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, the “Support for the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth in the Sahel Region”, funded by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, aims to improve the creation of and access to decent employment for young people in the Sahel region. In Burkina Faso, the project focuses mainly on the promotion of quality apprenticeship characterized by dual training in TVET centres and in companies. The ILO's quality apprenticeship system model is based on six essential and interrelated building blocks: 1) Meaningful social dialogue; 2) a robust regulatory framework; 3) equitable funding arrangements; 4) clear roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders; 5) relevance to the labour market ; and 6) inclusiveness. To advocate for quality apprenticeships in Burkina Faso, the ILO has undertaken complementary actions related to the six building blocks listed above. Six studies were carried out to better understand the current system, define the strengths and weaknesses about each building block, as well as make clear recommendations for improvement. These studies made it possible, on the one hand, to take stock of the situation by identifying the strengths and weaknesses and, on the other hand, to formulate recommendations and conclusions to improve quality apprenticeship systems in Burkina Faso. Main recommendations were formulated for an efficient implementation of quality apprenticeships in Burkina Faso. They are addressed primarily to the government, employers and workers organisations. The recommendations are as follows: Continue and deepen prospective studies of economic development of the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Development to anticipate the skills needs of the national economy in collaboration with those other relevant ministries; Update the studies carried out by the national employment observatory of the Youth Ministry on sectors with job-growth potential per region; Prioritize strengthening the regulatory framework to provide a legal basis for all other key elements of quality apprenticeships; Develop a national strategy for quality apprenticeships in consultation with all stakeholders, particularly social partners and professional organisations; Produce training programs based on existing or future training and certification standards with progress plans in companies, on the one hand, and progress plans in complementary training structures, on the other hand, in collaboration with companies, POs and social partners; Create two national networks, one for training companies and the other for vocational training structures, covering the entire national territory; Promote closer collaboration between training companies and training structures responsible for apprentices; Facilitate communication between teachers of TVET centres and in-company trainers to ensure stronger technical-pedagogical monitoring of the learning of apprentices; Strengthen advocacy with professional organisations for the recognition of certification in collective agreements; Consider social dialogue, gender equity and inclusiveness as permanent priorities for a successful quality apprenticeships system. These six studies were developed through a strong collaboration between the ILO and the Youth Ministry and other structures involved in education, technical and vocational training. Representatives of technical and financial partners, professional organizations, trade unions, consular chambers, companies, training centres, apprentices and their families also made a significant contribution to the studies. The ILO wishes to raise awareness of quality apprenticeship systems in order to contribute to the initiatives developed by the government of Burkina Faso to promote decent employment for young people. The original blog was publihsed in French here.
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The knowledge resources are clustered around ten thematic priorities to tackle the youth employment challenge.
Contribute to the Decent Jobs for Youth Knowledge Facility
Decent Jobs for Youth is the inclusive global initiative to scale up action and impact on youth employment under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The knowledge facility is a collaborative effort to support evidence-informed decision-making on youth employment with curated, state of the art knowledge from multiple partners.
To contribute, an organization must register to become a partner of Decent Jobs for Youth. Partners tap into a vast network of resources and convening power to create real and positive change for young people. By contributing knowledge resources, organizations will be recognized as a key contributing partners of the knowledge facility.
Partners may submit the following types of resources relevant to youth employment: publications, platforms, tools, blogs, videos, webinars and online courses, events, news, websites, databases as well as suggestions for smart search of external websites. Click here to download the Online Contribution Guide.