Youth employment is one of today’s major challenges, affecting both developed and developing countries. The World Bank’s 2013 World Development Report found that 620 million are economically “idle” (not in education, employment or looking for work) — with estimates reaching up to a staggering 70 or 80 percent in the Pacific. But what is causing youth un- and under-employment? What is the role of public policy, and can we better engage the private sector in abating the problem?
Watch a discussion on how to address this issues with panelists Stephen Close, Human Development Specialist at the World Bank; Richard Curtain, Public Policy Consultant in Timor-Leste and the Pacific, and Visiting Fellow at the Development Policy Centre, and Dr Jioji Ravulo, Lecturer, Social Work and Community Welfare Studies, University of Western Sydney.
This event is part of the Praxis Discussion Series 2013, connecting to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste.
Recorded: Friday, October 4th
Auskar Surbakti, Journalist, ABC