International research conference: What works? The effectiveness of youth employment programs

29.06.2017 - 30.06.2017 | GIZ-Haus Berlin

Young people out of work are a population at risk in developed and developing economies alike. 40 million people, mostly youth, enter the labour force every year, 71 million youth are unemployed and 152 million youth work yet live in poverty. The promotion of youth employment is a major field of action in German development cooperation, moreover it is a core topic during the German G20 presidency. Still, we have only limited knowledge about the effectiveness of youth employment interventions.

The international conference “What works? The effectiveness of youth employment programs” brings together policy makers and government officials, practitioners from NGOs, experts from international organizations, and researchers working on aspects of helping disadvantaged youths find quality employment. The focus of the conference is to learn about effective youth policies.

The conference is part of a research project that RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research is conducting together with GIZ – Sector Project Employment Promotion, the International Labour Organisation ILO, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank IDB. The project was financed by the Leibniz Association.

Speakers include:

  • Prof. Jeffrey Smith (University of Michigan)
  • Prof. Michael Rosholm (Aarhus University)
  • Dr. Susana Puerto (ILO)
  • Prof. Bruno Crépon (CREST and J-PAL)
  • Prof. Nathan Fiala (Univ. of Connecticut)
  • Kerstin Nagels (GIZ)
  • Dr. David Robalino (The World Bank)
  • Clémentine Moyart (European Youth Forum)
  • Alona Tutova (Government of the Republic of Latvia)

GIZ-Haus Berlin
Reichpietschufer 20
10785 Berlin

Thursday, 29 June 2017, till Friday, 30 June 2017.


Sarah Blanck
Phone: 030338424511