Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific

Co-publication of the Asian Development Bank and the International Labour Organization

18.08.2020 by SEA-VET Content



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Young people’s employment prospects in Asia and the Pacific are severely challenged as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Youth (15–24 years) will be hit harder than adults (25 and older) in the immediate crisis and also risk bearing higher longer-term economic and social costs, says a joint ILO-ADB report.

Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific’ by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Asian Development Bank (ADB), calls on governments in the region to adopt urgent, large-scale and targeted measures to generate jobs for youth, keep education and training on track, and to minimize future scarring of more than 660 million young people in the region.

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