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Generation jobless

“YOUNG people ought not to be idle. It is very bad for them,” said Margaret Thatcher in 1984. She was right: there are few worse things that society …

The Economist - World News, Politics, Economics, Business & Finance

Current editionApr 7th 2018<p>Violent crimeHow to cut the murder rateBlow for blowGet ready for Trump's trade warA divided nationSegregation 50 years …

INSIGHT: Youth Unemployment in Middle East, North Africa

As the graph below makes painfully clear, the Middle East and North Africa face significant challenges when it comes to youth unemployment. A World …

Skoll | Social Entrepreneurs Driving Large Scale Change

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06 Nov 2013<p>Co-operatives could be part of the solution to high unemployment rate in Africa, said ICA Africa’s Director General, Chiyoge Sifa, at the …

Africa

Today’s High Youth Unemployment: A Solution for Skill Shortages?

Features<p>Government of Canada Supports the Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education<p>The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and …

Canada

Youth fund alone not magical solution to unemployment

true<b>By Moses Okoed</b> <b><br>Unemployment rate in Uganda increased to 4.2% in 2010 from 1.9% in 2007. Uganda’s unemployment rate averaged 3.20% from 2003 until</b> …

Africa

The elusive goal: replicable and scalable solutions for youth unemployment

The Youth Employment Network (Yen) was created at the MDG summit in 2000, an initiative of the UN, ILO and World Bank, to raise awareness and advocate youth employment. But since the global economic crisis began, youth unemployment has gone from a background worry to becoming a major concern.<p>Nearly …

South Africa's grim unemployment rate weighs down economy - Canadian Business - Your Source For Business News

As South Africans and the world wait and worry about the medical condition of Nelson Mandela, few will argue with the social and political …

South Africa

Population Reference Bureau

(February 2009) From the recent riots in Greece to increased unemployment in urban China to anxiety over the prospect of more protests by young …

Why is youth unemployment so high?

YOUTH unemployment is blighting a whole generation of youngsters. The International Labour Organisation estimates there are 75m 15-to-24-year-olds …

Youth unemployment: can mobile technology improve employability?

Attention in the development sector has shifted sharply towards two areas over the past couple of years: youth and employment. While the huge increase in some countries' 15-24 year old population offers an opportunity for catalysing change and bringing in fresh ideas and new energy, many are …

Youths sceptical of Kenya employment drive

Joblessness remains a major problem for Kenya's economy, with youth unemployment standing at about 80 percent.<p>Uhuru Kenyatta, the country's new president, has promised to tackle the issue by creating a million jobs every year.<p>Kenyatta is planning to achieve this by promoting economic growth and …

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Kenya's unemployed youth find fresh hope in the form of LivelyHoods

In 2010, Tania Laden and Maria Springer founded LivelyHoods, a social enterprise project designed to create work for young people in the urban slums of Kenya. In the two and a half years since, an initiative born of the willingness of two American twentysomethings to listen to the needs of Kenya's …

Uganda's unemployed graduates held back by skills gap

Its 2pm on a Thursday and Julius Abigaba walks into a betting shop in Wandegeya, a suburb of Kampala, Uganda's capital.<p>Abigaba, 26, was unlucky last night. He lost his bet of 10,000 shillings ($4) on four English football teams. He could have won 220,000 shillings($90).<p>"Just one team – Manchester …

Youth Unemployment in Africa

Experts on youth and employment from Ghana, Kenya, Mali, and Colombia met on Saturday as the Spring Meetings got underway to discuss the growing …

World Economy

The Plight of our Youth: Addressing the Youth Unemployment Crisis - The Latest Legal Features, Research and Legal Profiles - Who's Who Legal

<b>Brian Burkett</b> of Heenan Blaikie explores the impact of and solutions to unemployment among the under 25 year olds in Canada.<p>The economic and …

Economics

UN warns global youth unemployment will continue to rise

Global youth unemployment is set to continue growing over the next five years, putting a generation at risk of lasting damage to their earnings …

Social Sector

March 2018 – Meeting the mobile money needs of the unbanked in emerging markets is a vast opportunity. To succeed, providers need a clear …

Mentoring

Relentlessly high youth unemployment is a global time bomb

The June jobs report pointed to the continuation of a slow – but persistent – economic recovery in the United States. But the youth unemployment rate remains about double the overall rate, with about 16% of young people who want to work unable to find a job. In the US and countries around the …

Youth Unemployment In Africa: Causes, Effects And Solutions

Whenever I come across issues relating to youths and unemployment, all other things taking my attention is put on hold. I feel it is our collective …

Youth unemployment: Africa’s biggest challenge?

As we’ve discussed before, Africa is basically the only continent in the world where the youth population is growing; everywhere else is seeing a …

Economic Development