2012 Report

Youth and skills: Putting education to work

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Many young people around the world — especially the disadvantaged — are leaving school without the skills they need to thrive in society and find decent jobs.

As well as thwarting young people’s hopes, these education failures are jeopardizing equitable economic growth and social cohesion, and preventing many countries from reaping the potential benefits of their growing youth populations.

The 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report examines how skills development programmes can be improved to boost young people’s opportunities for decent jobs and better lives.



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Youth, skills & work is an open space where young people can share their views and be heard by decision makers across the world.

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"If someone can give me the skills and the possibility to start work, I know I can achieve my goals." - young woman, Ethiopia


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We held a public meeting and online consultation during February 2011. Many thanks to everyone who contributed their experiences, case study evidence and comments. Read what people said in the online consultation here.

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