GUYRN Papers

Innovation and Youth Work

Innovation has long been central to the survival of youth work as a form of welfare practice. During a period when local and central government spending is being curtailed how can we expect innovative... Read More...
Published On: 01 Jan 2015


Innovative practices of youth participation in media: a research study on twelve initiatives from around the developing and underdeveloped regions of the world

UNESCO identifies youth participation in media as a key strategy that needs to be strengthened at various levels – local, regional, national, and international. These principles are articulated in the... Read More...
Published On: 01 Jan 2006


Indian Youth at the Crossroads

Every third person in urban India is a youth. In less than a decade from now, India, with a median age of 29 years, will be the youngest nation in the world. In an economy that is not growing as it ou... Read More...
Published On: 01 Jan 2013


Internal Migration and Youth in India: Main Features,Trends and Emerging Challenges

This paper is part of a project that recognises that much like gender, ‘age’ is not simply a variable to be measured, but a framework that facilitates, constrains and ultimately contours migrant exper... Read More...
Published On: 01 Jan 2013


Mental Health Matters: Social Inclusion of Youth with Mental Health Conditions

Although young people are generally considered a healthy age group, 20 per cent experience some form of mental-health condition, including behavioural disorders, which is expected to contribute signif... Read More...
Published On: 01 Jan 2014


World Youth Report 2013: Youth and Migration

The United Nations 2013 World Youth Report offers a broad understanding of the situation of young migrants from the perspective of young migrants themselves. The report highlights some of the concerns... Read More...
Published On: 01 Jan 2013


Girls’ and Women’s Right to Education

UNESCO organizes periodic consultations to monitor the implementation of the Convention and Recommendation against Discrimination in Education. National reports submitted for this purpose show that m... Read More...
Published On: 01 Jan 2014


Youth and Politics in India-II

This paper aims to uncover the features that make India’s youth politics so distinct from other forms of politics within the country, the kinds of politics young people participate in, and the kinds o... Read More...
Published On: 07 May 2015


Youth and Politics in India-I

This paper spells out the ways in which, and the reasons why, young people in India today engage in politics. An answer to this research question is attempted by first locating the politics of youth w... Read More...
Published On: 18 Apr 2013


Education for All 2000-2015: achievements and challenges

The 2015 Global Monitoring Report – Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges – provides a complete assessment of progress since 2000 towards the target date for reaching the goals out... Read More...
Published On: 01 Jan 2015


Adult and Youth Literacy: National, Regional And Global Trends, 1985-2015

This document presents data by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) on adult and youth literacy in 151 countries and territories from eight regions: Arab States, Central Asia, Central and Eastern... Read More...
Published On: 01 Jun 2013


Youth Unemployment in India: From a European and Transitional Labour Market Point of View

This essay first sketches some descriptive material, setting the stage and demonstrating the highly differentiated statistical landscape of various measures for youth unemployment in Europe compared t... Read More...
Published On: 01 Jan 2015


Self-Selection into Teaching: The Role of Teacher Education Institutions

Good teachers are critical for a high-quality educational system. This in turns leads to the question of who is interested in going into the teaching profession. Although research has been done on the... Read More...
Published On: 01 May 2008


Youth, New Generation ICTs and Civic Engagement

Over the last decade ICTs and social media have more or less changed the contours of social interactions in all countries of the world. If the democracy movements of the Middle East prompted a new app... Read More...
Published On: 16 Jun 2014


This Time It‘s Different? Youth Labour Markets During ‘The Great Recession’

This paper looks at the effects of the ‘Great Recession’ on young people’s labour market experiences in the European Union. The paper documents some of the key characteristics of young people’s labour... Read More...
Published On: 01 Mar 2012


Youth employment and unemployment: an Indian perspective

Creating jobs for young people is a major challenge around the world, which has been further exacerbated by the global financial crisis that hit this group hard. In this broader global context, this p... Read More...
Published On: 01 Mar 2013


The Youth Guarantee Programme in Europe: Features, Implementation and Challenges

The recommendation to establish a Youth Guarantee was adopted by the Council in April 2013 in response to unprecedented levels of youth unemployment, which reached 23.5 per cent in Europe at the end o... Read More...
Published On: 19 Aug 2015


Do youth mentoring programs change the perspectives and improve the life opportunities of at-risk youth?

Mentoring programs such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America have been providing positive role models and building social skills for more than a century. However, most formal mentoring programs are... Read More...
Published On: 01 May 2014


Does vocational training help young people find a (good) job?

Youth unemployment has increased in many industrialized countries following the recent global recession. However, this reflects not only the cyclical shock, but also the crucial role of institutions i... Read More...
Published On: 01 Jan 2015


Does Intra-African Trade Reduce Youth Unemployment in Africa?

This study empirically estimates the effect of Africa’s intra-regional trade on the burgeoning youth unemployment in the Continent and investigate both the aggregate and gender-specific impacts. The e... Read More...
Published On: 01 Apr 2014


The boom in university graduates and the risk of underemployment

As the number of secondary school graduates rises, many developing countries expand the supply of public and private universities or face pressure to do so. However, several factors point to the need... Read More...
Published On: 01 Jul 2015


Comparative analysis of policies for youth employment in Asia and the Pacific

This paper explores the results of the policy analysis. It begins with an overview of the youth employment context and policy challenges in the region, and presents ILO’s policy framework for youth em... Read More...
Published On: 01 Jan 2015


Rwanda- Analysis of Gender and Youth Employment

During the past decade, Rwanda has been among the fastest-growing economies in the world. Between 2000/01 and 2010/11, the economy grew at nearly 8% per year, while income poverty declined from 59% t... Read More...
Published On: 01 May 2014


Promoting Formal Employment among Youth: Innovative Experiences in Latin America and The Caribbean

Formalizing employment, particularly youth employment, continues to pose a challenge for the countries of the region. Currently, 13% of youth are unemployed and 55.7% are informally employed. The chal... Read More...
Published On: 20 Apr 2015


Advancing Youth Civic Engagement and Human Rights with Young Women and Young Men

Urban youth face challenges that need to urgently be addressed. The global youth unemployment rate, which is estimated at 12.6 per cent in 2013, is creating an environment in which young people are un... Read More...
Published On: 01 Jan 2013


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