SWTS Survey Design and Analytical Framework

Youth guarantees:
An international perspective
Conference of the Italian Presidency EU Council
Youth Guarantees: First Results
Gianni Rosas
Chief, Youth Employment Programme
Rome, 14 October 2014
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Youth guarantees and international labour standards
Global framework to address the youth employment
Lessons from past implementation
Key takeaways from evaluations around the world
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Youth guarantees
and international labour standards
International labour standards: a benchmark for the
development and implementation of youth
guarantees (YG)
Three ILO Conventions and related Recommendations
key for the YG:
Employment Policy Convention No. 122 guides MSs in the
pursuance of an active policy for employment the involvement
of the social partners and youth organizations;
Human Resources Development Convention No 142 on
education, training and access to career guidance services;
Employment Services Convention No 88 on organization and
universal and free access to Public Employment Services (PES)
and C141 on Private Employment Agencies (PrEAs).
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The youth employment
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Youth labour markets in advanced economies
Absolute increase: Between
2008-2012, the number of
unemployed young people
increased by more than two
million, a 25% growth.
Discouragement-adjustment by
discouragement increases rate
by 3.1 points to 21.2 per cent
(13 million).
2012 rate: 18.1 per cent, same
as in 2010
NEETs: Proportion of young
people not in employment,
education or training in the
youth population increased 2.1
points to reach 15.8 per cent in
OECD countries in 2012
Projection: rate to remain
above 17 per cent until 2015,
and decrease to 15.9 per cent
by 2018
Job quality: Youth are
increasingly employed in nonstandard jobs, including
temporary employment and
part-time work
Little progress in reducing youth unemployment since 2009
Source, ILO, Global Employment Trends for youth: A generation at risk, Geneva, 2013
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A global framework
for policies to promote youth employment
Education and training to
enhance employability and
facilitate school to work
Pro-employment macroeconomic policies to increase
investment, productive
transformation and growth
Targeted labour market
policies to improve labour
market integration of young
Entrepreneurship as
career options
Rights @ work
and equal treatment
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Lessons from past implementation
of youth employment measures
The implementation has shown that key features for well
functioning of guarantees are:
• Timely (early) interventions for defined target groups with clear
eligibility criteria for early activation and sequencing of
• Profiling and targeting to tailor measures to needs of target group
and labour market opportunities.
• Established administrative capacity to deliver education and youth
employment services plus measures
• Coordinated delivery through collaborative arrangements with the
involvement of several institutional actors, the social partners and
youth organizations.
• A sound performance monitoring and evaluation system to take
corrective measures, maximize results and impact
• Flexibility of design of measures and budget to adjust to changing
situation and focus on what works best.
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Key takeaways from evaluations around the world
Lessons from evaluation show that youth employment
interventions work best when they:
• Are designed to respond to labour market requirements improves
the employment opportunities of participants. Labour market
information and control groups are essential for the design,
monitoring and evaluation of measures.
• Target and tailor individual needs and labour market
disadvantages. These interventions produced better results. Generic
age-targeting may fail to reach disadvantaged youth.
• Are offered as a comprehensive packages of services that
combine various components relating to both labour demand and
supply (more effective than single measures).
• Include work experience (e.g. through in-company training, work
placement). These interventions increase employment rates.
• Involve the social partners and representatives of people affected
by the measures in the design and implementation enhances the
relevance and quality of programmes.
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