Resources

USING EVIDENCE-BASED CONCLUSIONS TO IMPACT THE FUTURE OF YOUTH IN THE WORKFORCE

S4YE believes that shared knowledge and resources can drive a revolution in youth employment services and job creation. That’s why it is building a resource library filled with research, guides, and tools designed to support evidence-based decision making.

In this way, S4YE and its partners can build global youth employment services based on solid evidence of what’s working - and what’s not.

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Annual Reports/Thematic Reports
Reports that focus on a specific topic of interest to the youth employment community.
Briefs/Concept Notes
Helpful resources for those looking to scale their initiatives.
Advocacy/Engagement
Thought leadership on youth employment and ways to engage with partners and stakeholders.
IP Report

New and Promising Approaches in Youth Employment Programs: The S4YE Impact Portfolio

The Impact Portfolio (IP) consists of 19 youth employment projects spanning 15 countries across the globe. S4YE completed 25+ one-on-one consultation calls across the projects to identify their innovative approaches and context-specific technological solutions. This report has two main objectives: The first is to provide youth employment practitioners insights into important aspects of the operations, design, and innovations of the 19 projects in the IP. The second is to support the development of this group of 19 projects as a live learning community and catalyst of innovation in the global youth employment space.

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PUBLICATION DATE: September 2017

Skills Gap or Signaling Gap? Insights from LinkedIn in Emerging Markets of Brazil, India, Indonesia, and South Africa (Executive Summary)

S4YE has collaborated with LinkedIn to use LinkedIn’s unique data base to address the question: what is the alignment, or mismatch, between the skills employers are demanding and those among the young talent supply? This unique piece of research sheds light on labor market trends for entry-level talent in emerging economies, assesses mismatch in how skills are signaled, and shares recommendations for skills training providers, employers, and youth. It focuses on four middle-income countries (Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa) and analyzes 390,000 entry-level postings and 6.4 million LinkedIn profiles of youth ages 21-29 to better understand top industries of employment, as well as recruitment and skills trends.

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PUBLICATION DATE: September 2017

Skills Gap or Signaling Gap? Insights from LinkedIn in Emerging Markets of Brazil, India, Indonesia, and South Africa (Full Report)

S4YE has collaborated with LinkedIn to use LinkedIn’s unique data base to address the question: what is the alignment, or mismatch, between the skills employers are demanding and those among the young talent supply? This unique piece of research sheds light on labor market trends for entry-level talent in emerging economies, assesses mismatch in how skills are signaled, and shares recommendations for skills training providers, employers, and youth. It focuses on four middle-income countries (Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa) and analyzes 390,000 entry-level postings and 6.4 million LinkedIn profiles of youth ages 21-29 to better understand top industries of employment, as well as recruitment and skills trends.

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PUBLICATION DATE: September 2017

Coordination

Knowledge Brief: Promoting Coordination to Advance Employment Services for Youth

This brief will inform, inspire, and guide employment service providers, government, businesses, and civil society agencies seeking to strengthen youth employment outcomes through impactful employment services to better design and coordinate their activities.

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PUBLICATION DATE: August 2017

Linkages

Knowledge Brief: Linkages and Youth Employment - Opportunities in Extractives and Infrastructure

Approaches that ignite the private sector and generate jobs that harness the productive capacity of young people are increasingly essential. Linkage-oriented strategies can open up supply and value chains and stimulate opportunities for youth enterprise and young workers. This brief will inspire and guide corporations, linkage service providers, and donors seeking to promote youth employment through designing or strengthening the activities of impactful linkage programs.

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PUBLICATION DATE: August 2017

S4YE Annual Report 2016 (Summary) – Toward Employment Solutions for Youth On the Move

The executive summary of the full  S4YE Annual Report 2016 – Toward Employment Solutions for Youth On the Move.The report outlines the motivational landscape of youth migration and opportunities and constraints faced by migrating young people in terms of employment and reviews the evidence to identify promising solutions for responding to these constraints.

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PUBLICATION DATE: July 2017

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S4YE Annual Report 2016 (Full Report) – Toward Employment Solutions for Youth On the Move

The S4YE 2016 Annual Report on youth migration draws attention to analyses and recommendations on the topical issue of employment dynamics of youth movement and migration. The report outlines the motivational landscape of youth migration and opportunities and constraints faced by migrating young people in terms of employment and reviews the evidence to identify promising solutions for responding to these constraints. Solutions explored in the report include: providing legal pathways to move and work, improving access to employer and destination-specific training and certification, and digital platforms to reduce information asymmetries.

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PUBLICATION DATE: July 2017

S4YE Overview Flyer

S4YE Overview Flyer

This flyer details the strategic vision of S4YE, including a breakdown of its past accomplishments and future activities.

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PUBLICATION DATE: June 2017

How to Get Involved Brochure

How to Get Involved Brochure

An overview of partnership and contribution options to get engaged with S4YE’s mission.

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PUBLICATION DATE: January 2017

The Private Sector and Youth Skills and Employment Programs

The Private Sector and Youth Skills and Employment Programs

This report examines the opportunities and challenges surrounding public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the youth employment sector. It considers a variety of private sector participation models, existing programs, public policy implications, and recommendations for program design. The report was published in collaboration between S4YE and RAND Corporation.

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PUBLICATION DATE: October 2015

S4YE Baseline Report 2015 (Summary)

A condensed version of the full S4YE Baseline report. This inaugural report explores the state of youth employment through a three-part baseline; (1) context, (2) evidence & knowledge, and (3) inclusion.

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PUBLICATION DATE: October 2015

S4YE Baseline Report 2015 (Full Report)

Solutions for Youth Employment was launched in October 2014 as a multi-stakeholder coalition to mobilize efforts to significantly increase the number of young people engaged in productive work by the year 2030. This inaugural report explores the state of youth employment through a three-part baseline; (1) context, (2) evidence & knowledge, and (3) inclusion.

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PUBLICATION DATE: October 2015

Strategic Plan 2015-2020

Strategic Plan 2015-2020

This is the Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) five-year strategic plan for 2015-2020, outlining key areas of work and approaches that the coalition will adopt over this period. *PLEASE NOTE: This document is being updated. You can find the most recent S4YE strategic priorities here

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PUBLICATION DATE: August 2015