Building effective employment programs for unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa

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Given that countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region face many labor market challenges - notably high unemployment, prevalence of skills mismatches, low labor market mobility, and lack of formal employment networks - employment services could be a relevant policy instrument to help unemployed individuals find jobs. Despite high and increasing unemployment rates, employers in the region have a hard time finding workers whose competencies and skills fit their employment needs. This book first surveys international best practices for the delivery of employment services and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment; Governance; Quality; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Youth program; Employment service; Agency role; Government role; Promotion of employment; Best practice; Employability; Unemployed; Partnership in education and training; Education and training reform

Geographic subjects: Middle East; Africa; Egypt; Jordan; Lebanon; Morocco; Syria; Tunisia; Yemen (Republic)

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: World Bank, 2013

Physical description: xxi, 162 p.

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ISBN: 9780821399040; 9780821399057 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Diego F. Angel-Urdinola, Arvo Kuddo, and Amina Semlali, editors in collaboration with Saad Belghazi, Anne Hilger, Rene Leon-Solano, May Wazzan, and Diane Zovighian

Resource type: Book

Call number: TD/TNC 113.1213

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