Nelly Mejia

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Assistant Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School; B.A. in economics, CIDE


Nelly Mejia Gonzalez is a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She has a B.A. in economics from the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics in Mexico City, where she was also a research and teaching assistant. Mejia worked as an economist in Mexico's Ministry of Social Development, where she was involved in the design, diagnosis, and evaluation of the country's social programs. Prior to enrolling at PRGS, Mejia was a database specialist consultant at UNICEF Mexico, where she analyzed the variables behind the economic and sociodemographic conditions of children living in poverty. Her interests include economic development.


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    Solutions for Youth Employment: New Coalition Takes on Pervasive, Persistent Global Problem

    Youth unemployment is a pervasive and persistent worldwide scourge: 75 million youth are unemployed now and that rate is expected to rise. RAND joined the World Bank, Accenture, International Youth Foundation, and others to form Solutions for Youth Employment, a unique coalition that acts to increase youth opportunities for productive employment.

    Oct 17, 2014 The RAND Blog