The Express Tribune, 27 July 2014 - With a population growth of 1.5% and GDP growth of barely 3% –average of the last five years – spells an approaching disaster for Pakistan. Increasing poverty, lack of jobs, and frustrated youth are likely to be the outcomes.
The Himalayan Times, 25 July 2014 - Nepal’s Human Development Index (HDI) ranking has gone up to the 145th position from last year's 157th, with slight improvement in the HDI value this year.
Business Korea, 25 July 2014 - The Presidential Youth Committee announced on July 24 the top ten countries worldwide for Korean youth employment. They are Germany, the U.S., Vietnam, Singapore, Austria, the U.A.E., Japan, Qatar, Australia, and Hong Kong.
The delegates of the 2014 G20 Youth Summit convened in Sydney on 12-15 July 2014 to discuss growth and job creation, global citizenship and mobility, and sustainable development. G20 leaders aims to improve economic incentives to promote youth employment and investment; promote balanced economic growth by enhancing rural areas’ development with a youth-centric approach; enhance coordination of the public and private sectors to promote economic opportunities and access to capital for SMEs and youth entrepreneurs; and, ensure an inclusive and fair labour market based on upheld social standards as well as a stronger participation of women in the workforce.
The Pacific Economic Monitor provides an update of developments in Pacific economies and explores topical policy issues. It highlights that unemployment is an issue that confronts every country in the region and that he region's working age population is likely to increase by more than three million by 2030.
The 2013 school-to-work transition survey in Bangladesh was implemented by the Industry and Labour Wing of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Ministry of Planning, Government of Bangladesh, with funding from the ILO “Work4Youth” partnership with the MasterCard Foundation. This report is intended for the policy-makers and social partners that concern themselves with the implementation of youth-related policies and programmes. The indicators generated from the survey and analysed in this report aim to present a much more detailed picture of youth in the labour market than what can usually be derived through standard surveys, including the labour force survey. The report also draws attention to the path and duration that young people’s transition from school to work takes and draws conclusions on characteristics or experiences that make for a smoother transition
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