Youth, Employment and Migration
There are more young people in the world today than ever before, 1.3 billion of them living in developing countries.
70% of the population of Nicaragua is under 30 years old, 45% of which are unemployed youth aged 15-24. In marginalized rural and urban areas, opportunities for building technical skills and obtaining work are hard to come by, particularly for young women. It is here that the MDG-F has launched a programme to increase the awareness of 8,500 young people on the right to decent employment, building their skills and brokering partnerships with cooperatives and the private sector to secure concrete work placements. In the process, the formation of youth networks is being supported with the aim of promoting their active participation in defining the National Youth Employment Strategy.
We are supporting 14 joint programmes in this area with an allocation of US$80 million. These efforts contribute to reaching the MDG target of achieving full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people.
Analysis of key findings and achievements
This report captures the main achievements and experiences of the MDG-F’s programmes in this thematic window and presents their impact on the lives of communities across five regions. Prepared by an independent expert, the study is based on extensive desk reviews, interviews with selected joint programmes, and a thorough analysis and synthesis of inputs and contributions.
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