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Latin American Economic Outlook 2017

Youth, Skills and Entrepreneurship

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The 2017 edition of the Latin American Economic Outlook explores youth, skills and entrepreneurship. Young Latin Americans embody the region’s promise and perils. They stand at the crossroads of a region whose once promising economy and social progress are now undergoing a slowdown. The Outlook identifies potential strategies and policy responses to help Latin America and the Caribbean revive economic growth. While development can stem from different sources, skills and entrepreneurship can empower youth to develop knowledge-intensive economic activities, boost productivity and transform the region’s politics as they transition successfully from the world of school to the world of productive work and create that future they seek. The report highlights valuable experiences and best practices in these fields and proposes strategies to allow Latin America to consolidate long-term growth while assuring continuity in the social agenda.

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Overview: Improving youth inclusion through better skills and entrepreneurship opportunities

OECD Development Centre

This chapter sets the scene for the entire publication by offering an overview of the recent economic trends as well as of the main opportunities and challenges faced by youth in Latin America. It also explores how better skills and entrepreneurship opportunities can provide better prospects for youth inclusion today and for the future. Finally, the chapter summarises a set of policy goals and recommendations emerging from the analysis conducted in the following chapters.

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