Strengthening local employment services to promote youth employment: A case study
This case study documents good practices achieved by the MDG Fund Joint Programme on Alternatives to Migration: Decent Jobs for Filipino Youth. In a pilot programme that sought to increase young people’s access to decent work, local and international stakeholders pooled their resources and expertise to address the issue of youth unemployment. The collaboration concentrated on several strategies which, in addition to strengthening local employment services, focused on providing technical vocational and entrepreneurship training to the youth, supporting entrepreneurship education in public high schools, and promoting public-private partnerships in support of youth employment. The case study highlights the strategies and innovations adopted and the challenges and lessons learned in the process of implementation of this initiative.