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Global Youth Index

The Global Youth Index (GYI) evaluates challenges and opportunities for youth development in 25 countries. It aims to inspire strategies to unlock young people’s potential.

Readiness for the future of work

An Overview of the 2035 Landscape and the Emerging Policy Instruments for Preparing Our Youth and Societies.

In today’s world, youth under 30 comprise half of the world’s population with a quarter of them under the age of 15. Most of these young people live in low- and middle-income countries and are growing up in a period of intensive technological and economic transformation. While these transformations are continually shaping educational systems, social constructs, and the working environment towards new levels of productivity, innovation, and prosperity, they also carry tremendous uncertainties.

Intention to Action

Bridging the Gap in Youth Entrepreneurship

The present study has two main strengths: It deals with a reasonably large sample, representative of the youth population of 25 countries worldwide. It provides an opportunity for a deeper understanding of the relationship between entrepreneurial intention and various demographic, social, economic, and behavioral variables, as well as their impact on entrepreneurial activity.

Are we skilled for the future ?

GLOBAL FUTURE SKILLS

Over the next decade, a new generation will enter the workforce. This is a generation that has been shaped by lifelong mobile connectivity, large-scale institutional shifts, widespread refugee migration, and first-hand experience of climate instability. It is also a generation that is coming of age in a global economy of mostly borderless markets, of global reputation platforms, and in many locations, nearly unbridled optimism for the future. 

Youth Portraits

Career and Skills Pathways around the World

This report pulls on FutureFit AI’s comprehensive database of work and skills built on over 2 billion data points and 200 million professional profiles focused on five countries to isolate and analyze education, employment, and skills outcomes for graduates across a variety of disciplines. This data comes from a combination of sources including resumes and online professional profiles.

The State of Youth Development

Global Analysis & Policy Recommendations

In modern economies, entrepreneurial initiatives act as socio-economic arteries to the development process by generating investment and employment, optimum utilisation of human resources, especially youth, as well as enhancement of existing knowledge capital. Amongst youth, entrepreneurship is vital for channelization of their creative business talents, generating self-sustained employment and a macroscopic transformation from youth being ‘job seekers’ to ‘job creators’. A vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, however, results from a multitude of factors such as education and institutional frameworks, which are influenced by the policy direction and measures taken in an economy. Across nations, it is observed that policy plays a guiding and enabling role in the creation of a conducive environment which ensures the harmonisation and coordination of resources between stakeholders necessary for creating a thriving and dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem. As such, given the importance of entrepreneurship in an economy and the role policy plays in its growth, it is pertinent to study what measures promote the creation of a better entrepreneurial framework, including creation of an affirmative attitude and positive perception of youth towards entrepreneurship as well as the impediments faced in creation of such a framework.

The Talent Crunch 2019

The issue of this age

The new age of cooperation, dubbed Globalization ‘4.0’ is fast approaching and in preparation for its debut, countries, companies, NGOs, and people are constantly racing to be first movers. This race occurs in a world constantly shifting in light of the 4th industrial revolution where advances to technology and innovation are changing life in a way never experienced before, where developing economies are facing multiple challenges to leap ahead in the race and contend with developed economies on an equal footing.

The State of Youth Leadership

Current Picture and the Role of Leadership Development

The new age of cooperation, dubbed Globalization ‘4.0’ is fast approaching, and in preparation for its debut, countries, companies, NGOs, and people are racing to be first movers.

This race occurs in a world constantly shifting in light of the 4th industrial revolution where advances to technology and innovation are changing life in a way never experienced before, where developing economies are facing multiple challenges to leap ahead in the race and contend with developed economies on an equal footing.