Latin American economic outlook 2017: youth, skills and entrepreneurship


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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; Corporacion Andina de Fomento


This report explores youth, skills and entrepreneurship in Latin America. Young Latin Americans live in a region whose once promising economy and social progress are now undergoing a slowdown. The report identifies potential strategies and policy responses to help Latin America and the Caribbean revive economic growth. While development can stem from different sources, skills and entrepreneurship can empower youth to develop knowledge-intensive economic activities, boost productivity and transform the region's politics as they transition successfully from the world of school to the world...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Skills and knowledge; Industry; Innovation; Equity; Culture and society

Keywords: Youth program; Youth transitions; Skill development; Entrepreneurship; Future; Social inclusion; Social capital

Geographic subjects: Central America and the Caribbean; South America

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2016

Physical description: 309 p.

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Edition: 10th ed.

Conference number: 25th

Date: 2016

Place: Cartagena, Colombia

ISBN: 978926426254 (print); 9789264265004 (pdf)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 126.603

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