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Youth employment and school-to-work transitions in Africa

This webinar will disseminate the conclusions of seven country briefs and a cross-country review on youth employment and school-to-work transition, and underpin the ongoing engagements on promoting decent work for youth in the African region. The International Labour Organization (ILO) , in partnerships with the Mastercard Foundation  and the YouthForesight  is organizing a webinar on youth employment and school-to-work transitions in …

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International Day of Rural Women: The unfinished quest for decent work for all

Challenges to decent work are different in rural and urban areas, but women in rural areas face additional hurdles to access decent work. Higher labour force participation in rural areas in the developing world and widespread decent work deficits of rural jobs reveal the need to promote healthy rural labour markets for everyone.

Rural and urban labour markets: Different challenges for promoting decent work

This issue of Spotlight on Work Statistics explores the rapid urbanization observed in the world and the accompanying shifts in employment from agriculture to non-agricultural activities. It sheds light on differences between rural and urban areas in labour force participation and labour underutilization (and especially unemployment). It also attempts to reveal differences in the quality of employment in rural and urban areas.

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