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Cities of Youth-Cities of Prosperity DRAFT April 13 11

Cities of Youth-Cities of Prosperity DRAFT April 13 11

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This report is a draft background report for the upcoming State of the Urban Youth Report (SUYR) 2012/2013—Prosperous Cities. Youth are key to the prosperity of cities in the developing world, yet they face many barriers to them fulfilling of this role, most notably access to education, vocational training, and employment. Governments and institutions have an important role in assisting youth overcome these barriers through policies that facilitate equitable access to education and employment. This report will focus on the nexus between employment, cities, and youth; all areas that have only recently become recognized as important drivers of economic prosperity and the alleviation of poverty in the developing world. The report will analyze the factors that level the playing field and increase youth’s ability to become employed, with a goal to increase the understanding of the role youth play in bringing about prosperity in cities. The report will identify an urgent need for governments to support youth transitions to employment.
This report is a draft background report for the upcoming State of the Urban Youth Report (SUYR) 2012/2013—Prosperous Cities. Youth are key to the prosperity of cities in the developing world, yet they face many barriers to them fulfilling of this role, most notably access to education, vocational training, and employment. Governments and institutions have an important role in assisting youth overcome these barriers through policies that facilitate equitable access to education and employment. This report will focus on the nexus between employment, cities, and youth; all areas that have only recently become recognized as important drivers of economic prosperity and the alleviation of poverty in the developing world. The report will analyze the factors that level the playing field and increase youth’s ability to become employed, with a goal to increase the understanding of the role youth play in bringing about prosperity in cities. The report will identify an urgent need for governments to support youth transitions to employment.

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 CITIES OF YOUTH: CITIES OF PROSPERITY 
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Abstract
 
This report is a background report for the upcoming
State of the Urban Youth Report (SUYR) 2011/2012²Prosperous Cities
.
Youth are key to the prosperity of cities in thedeveloping world, yet they face many barriers totheir fulfilling of this role, most notablyaccess to education, vocational training, and employment
.
Governments and institutionshave an important role in assisting youth overcome these barriers through policies thatfacilitate equitable access to education and employment
.
This report will focus on thenexus between employment, cities, and youth:all areas that have only recently becomerecognized as important drivers of economic prosperity and the alleviation of poverty inthe developing world
.
The report will analyze the factors that level the playing field andincrease youth¶s ability to become employed, with a goal to increase the understanding of the role youth play in bringing about prosperity in cities
.
The report will identify anurgent need for governments to support youth transitions to employment
.
 
 
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