Youth and skills: Putting education to work
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.
- Summary in English | French | Spanish | Arabic | Russian | Chinese | Nepalese | Thai | Swahili | Japanese | German | Hindi | Telugu | Lao | Portuguese
Part 1. Monitoring progress towards the EFA goals
Part 2. Putting education to work
- Chapter 3 - Youth, skills and work - building stronger foundations
- Chapter 4 - Investing in skills for prosperity
- Chapter 5 - Secondary education - paving the way to work
- Chapter 6 - Skills for urban youth - a chance for a better future
- Chapter 7 - Skills for rural youth - an escape route from poverty
- Youth skills: pathways to a better future
- The Education for All Development Index
- Statistical tables (zip)
- Aid tables
- Arab States Regional Fact Sheet | ar
- Education in Eastern Africa Fact sheet
- Fact Sheets: Education in Nigeria | Kenya | Ghana | Pakistan | Jordan
Other related resources
- Background papers
- Case studies - Global Monitoring Report 2012
- Photos & video
- Infographics: EFA Goals | GMR 2012 Figures | Pathways to Skills
- Poster | fr | es | ar | ru | zh
- PowerPoint presentation | french | spanish
- What you can do
- Gender Summary | fr | es
- Untangling aid in national education budgets
- At least 250 million children of primary school-age are failing to learn the basics
- 200 million young people need a second chance to acquire most basic skills
- Youth Version of the Global Monitoring Report | Spanish | French
- Messages from youth campaigners to governments on the skills deficit
- Youth campaign to ‘Put Education to Work’. Add your name and we will keep you updated about events going on in your country, campaign activities and information about the upcoming youth version of the 2012 Global Monitoring report.
- Youth photos from 2012 campaign on Pinterest
- Focus groups with young people in Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Mexico, United Kingdom and Vietnam
- Artwork Contest for Youth, skills and work: Winner announced
Youth, skills & work is an open space where young people can share their views and be heard by decision makers across the world.
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.Back to top