Youth Employment Research Forum: The dynamics of youth employment & its supporting policy framework

05 December 2023 - 06 December 2023


The International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of the Government of Canada and the INCLUDE Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies are planning a Youth Employment Research Forum on the 5th and 6th of December 2023 to discuss issues linked to the future of youth employment.

The Forum will bring together researchers from across the globe, who are advancing the frontiers of knowledge on youth employment and contributing to the evidence base. Tagging to the forthcoming 20th anniversary edition of the ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth 2024, the research themes selected for discussion at the Research Forum have in common their exploration of “the dynamics of youth employment and its supporting policy framework”. This means building the evidence base on what has changed in the realm of youth employment over the past two decades to help explain the current and future circumstances of labour market entry and job outcomes for young people.

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Tuesday, 5 December 2023

9:00-9:30           Arrival and registration

        Opening Session (speakers TBC)
                           Presentation of agenda

      Keynote/panel dialogue

    Coffee break and group photo

SESSION 1: The changing socioeconomic landscapes of youth employment

       Parallel panels to discuss up to 6 papers


SESSION 2: Future of work influences on youth labour market transitions

       Parallel panels to discuss up to 6 papers

       Coffee break

       Activity (TBC)


Wednesday, 6 December 2023

9:00–9:30           Recap of Day 1 and introduction to agenda for Day 2

SESSION 2: Future of work influences on youth labour market transitions: Structural barriers to development

         Parallel panels to discuss up to 6 papers 

11:15–11:45       Coffee break

11:45–12:45       ILO and World Bank, The impact of active labour market policies on youth: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis, 2023

12:45–14:00       Lunch break

SESSION 3: Evidence building and “what works” in youth employment policy and programming landscape

       Parallel panels to discuss up to 6 papers

       Coffee break

16:15–17:15       Closing session: Where are the research gaps and where do we go from here