YEN´s first ”Benchmarks for Youth Employment” Report

April 20, 2011

The Youth Employment Network (YEN) came out with the first report of its revised Lead Country Process entitled ”Benchmarks for Youth Employment” in January 2011. The report aims at identifying benchmarks for successful youth employment policies and programs and presents the results of youth employment data collected from the benchmarking exercise.

Fifteen YEN Lead Countries have participated in the exercise, reporting on the following topics:
(1) quantitative youth labour market indicators and;
(2) youth employment measures and new employment initiatives.
The ultimate objective of the report, the first in a series, is to promote a culture of results measurement and evidence-based policy-making. You can find the report here:
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/yen/downloads/benchmark2011.pdf

The Lead Country Network of the Youth Employment Network (YEN) is the joint policy response of the UN, World Bank, and ILO to improve employment opportunities for young people. It was created in 2001 under an U.N. Resolution. For more information on the Lead Country Network, please visit the following website: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/yen/whatwedo/projects/lead.htm