In 2008, with support from the World Bank, IYF joined with the Youth Employment Network (YEN), the Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI), and the Understanding Children's Work Project (UCW) to create the Global Partnership for Youth Employment and Employability. Its goal is to build and disseminate evidence on youth employment outcomes and proven methods to improve them with special focus on Africa and the Middle East. To date, partners have launched a range of youth employment programs, research initiatives, and learning events. IYF serves as the secretariat for the partnership.
Combining efforts to increase reach and impact, the Global Partnership for Youth Employment supports:
Longer-term outcomes include a broader evidence base for youth employability programs through better evaluation and improvements in the design of youth employment policies and programs.
Learn more at www.gpye.org