From Education to Employability: Preparing South Asian Youth for the World of Work
A report by JustJobs Network
South Asia is home to the largest share of the world’s youth population. With 48 percent of its population below the age of 24, South Asia’s young people offer the potential to drive its economies to be more vibrant and productive. Optimism over the region’s so-called demographic dividend is tempered by questions about whether existing education systems are adequately preparing young people to make the leap from education to a 21st century world of work.
To assess whether and the extent to which secondary education systems contribute to the employability of young people, this report prepared by the JustJobs Network in partnership with UNICEF South Asia relies on existing data with a focus on secondary education. It also draws upon insights of several seasoned experts in the areas of education and skills development that formed the peer advisory group for this research.