The Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth has just launched its first-ever Impact report highlighting the progress and achievements of the partnership since its launch in 2020.
Decent jobs for youth addresses the lack of scale, pace, and coherence in the response to the global youth employment challenge. Our strategy pursues one overarching goal: to leverage knowledge, alliances and resources to foster action that leads to tangible results for decent jobs for youth.
Since its inception in 2020, 76 partners, including United Nations entities, governments, youth-led organizations and the private sector have joined decent jobs for youth. Commitments pledged by partners are supporting more than 33 million young people globally. Over 650 million dollars has been mobilised and invested by partners of the Initiative to accelerate progress towards achieving the SDGs.
The Initiative has also played an important role in curating and developing knowledge to guide evidence-informed action on youth employment, particularly in Africa. Moreover, the youth foresight knowledge facility was recently launched by partners, as a one-stop-shop providing curated tools, publications, databases, and resources to support action on education and skilling, employment, entrepreneurship, and engagement for and with youth.
The initiative looks forward to strengthening partnership, expanding outreach, and continuing to generate the latest evidence, all in support of scaling up action and impact on youth employment.