Op ed by GPE CEO Alice Albright: How education can solve the global youth unemployment crisis

|Source: Forbes |
Young people in Bangladesh. Credit: World Bank/Scott Wallace

According to the International Labour Organization, there are about 71 million unemployed 15-to-24-year-olds worldwide, who are vulnerable to a lifetime of continued poverty without work, experience, and income. Chronic youth unemployment and the lack of an illiterate and skilled young workface limits businesses’ ability to generate higher growth, better profits and more jobs. In this op-ed, Alice Albright highlights the importance of providing a quality education to children so that the skills gap can be narrowed. 

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Young people in Bangladesh. Credit: World Bank/Scott Wallace
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