Emergency jobs sow long-term livelihoods for youth in Jordan

“I had a dream since I was 10 years old to open my own sewing shop one day. I’ve always considered myself as an artist in sewing, but I never knew how to pursue my dream,” said Aya, a 19-year-old woman from Salhieh/Mafraq Governorate in Jordan. Aya was helping her mother in sewing clothes and

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Working poverty remains main concern for young people in Sub-Saharan Africa, says ILO

Two in three young workers in Sub-Saharan Africa are living on less than US$2 a day, says Sara Elder, Chief Technical Advisor of the ILO's Work4Youth project. While attending The MasterCard Foundation's first "Young Africa Works Summit”, in Cape Town in October 2015, Sara Elder stressed the urgency to invest in policies directed to scale

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