Active Labor Market Programs for Youth: A Framework to Guide Youth Employment Interventions


The paper provides policymakers and youth-serving organizations with a framework to better diagnose short- to medium-term constraints facing unemployed youth, with the goal of designing evidence based youth employment interventions.

It provides brief steps to be taken in order to identify target populations, identify constraints, select interventions, adjust designs, and evaluate program impact. The paper’s focus is on active labor market programs (ALMPs), and what they can do to improve employment outcomes for young people. Brief overviews of different types of ALMP interventions are presented, such as wage or training subsidies, employment services, and comprehensive entrepreneurship services.

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