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Investing in Youth: Norway

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The present report on Norway is part of the series on "Investing in Youth" which builds on the expertise of the OECD on youth employment, social support and skills. This series covers both OECD countries and countries in the process of accession to the OECD, as well as some emerging economies. The report provides a detailed diagnosis of youth policies in the areas of education, training, social and employment policies. Its main focus is on young people who are not in employment, education or training (the "NEETs").

Earlier reviews in the same series have looked at youth policies in Brazil (2014), Latvia and Tunisia (2015), Australia, Lithuania and Sweden (2016), Japan (2017).

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Guaranteeing employment or training options for NEETs in Norway

This chapter looks at Norway’s policies and programmes to bring NEETs into education or employment. It starts by describing the current architecture of employment and social service delivery, and by discussing the challenge of co-ordinating services for at‑risk young people. The chapter presents Norway’s strategies and solutions for reaching out to disengaged young people. It then assesses the coverage and adequacy of programmes aimed at re-engaging young jobseekers in employment, education or training, and to provide them with comprehensive social support. The chapter ends with a discussion of the political framework for ensuring that the impact of programmes targeted at NEETs in Norway is rigorously evaluated.

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