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» Youth Employment and Migration: Reaping the benefits and mitigating the risks


Duration:  2008 – 2012

Budget: $3,310,000
ILO
UNDP Albania
UNICEF
IOM

Short description: The proposed programme, to be jointly implemented by ILO, IOM, UNDP/UNV and UNICEF, will enhance decent work opportunities for young people and migration management in Albania through better alignment of national strategies on youth, employment and migration. The programme is funded by the Government of Spain through the MDG Achievement Fund for Youth and Migration. The programme aims to: i) strengthen the capacity of labour market institutions to integrate and implement national policies through a coherent youth employment action plan, ii) devise strategies that minimize the risks of migration of youth from rural areas; and iii) increase the positive impact of migration through better allocation of resources for youth employment. The programme will target under-employed and informal young workers engaged in subsistence agriculture in the regions of Shkodra and Kukes, highly affected by informal employment and youth migration. The programme will also support the return to Albania of young professionals working abroad and the mobilization of resources through public-private partnerships for youth employment. The Proposed Programme will contribute to poverty reduction and development of global partnerships.

Names of implementing organizations:  ILO, UNDP, UNICEF, IOM, national authorities and local authorities in Kukes and Shkodra 
 
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For more information, please contact:
Eno Ngjela, Governance and Institutional Strengthening Cluster, eno.ngjela@undp.org  

 

 
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