The future of rural youth in developing countries: tapping the potential of local value chains


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Rural youth constitute over half of the youth population in developing countries and will continue to increase in the next 35 years. Without rural transformation and green industrialisation happening fast enough to create more wage employment in a sustainable manner, the vast majority of rural youth in developing countries have little choice but to work in poorly paid and unstable jobs or to migrate. As household dietary pattern is changing, new demands by a rising middle class for diversified and processed foods are creating new job opportunities in food-related manufacturing and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment; Industry; Labour market; Sustainability

Keywords: Rural; Future; Population; Trend; Employment creation; Employment opportunity; Low skilled worker; Young worker; Aspirations; Development education; Skill needs; Skill development; Employability; Transition from education and training to employment; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Africa

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2018

Physical description: 98 p.

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ISBN: 9789264298514 (print); 9789264298521 (pdf); 9789264302020 (html); 9789264302013 (epub)

ISSN: 1563-4302 (print), 1990-0295 (online)

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 133.854

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