A Global Opportunity: Get Youth Working


In this paper, GOYN Director Jamie McAuliffe introduces the idea of a new global initiative to accelerate youth employment.

March 15,2022 Download Share

Inspired by the challenge to address the global crisis of youth opportunity, in 2017 the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions undertook a landscape research effort—supported by Prudential Financial— to identify the most promising approaches to support global opportunity youth in their search for meaningful work. This report highlights themes and gaps in the global youth economic opportunity sphere, provides an overview of some of the existing models, partnerships, and initiatives, and presents a rationale for a Global Opportunity Youth Initiative that proposes a new approach to accelerating youth pathways into jobs and livelihoods.