Girls' economic empowerment
Investing in girls’ economic empowerment can transform lives, communities and entire countries.
When girls, boys, women and men are empowered with skills they need for working life, they thrive. They can support themselves, their families and communities.
One-third of the world’s 1.8 billion young people are currently neither in employment, education or training. Of the 1 billion more youth that will enter the job market in the next decade, only 40% are expected to be able to get jobs that currently exist.
The global economy will need to create 600 million jobs over the next 10 years to keep pace with projected youth employment rates. It’s clear that youth unemployment is an urgent and complex challenge affecting society, the economy and governance globally.
To address these critical issues, Plan International is working with governments, international organisations and development organisations to increase and improve young people’s access to financial services, financial literacy and entrepreneurship and employment skills training.
Insights from young people in six cities
This report, the third in the Urban Research Series, examines young people’s experiences around the issue of decent work across six major cities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Climate change and environmental degradation are gender, intergenerational, social and economic justice issues.
Plan International conducted an online survey to better understand whether young people feel prepared to participate in emerging and changing sectors.