Disadvantaged youth require more training to achieve job skills than other youth—just one obstacle to solving the global problem of youth unemployment. There are, however, options for successful public-private partnerships that support training and employment.
Initiative for Middle East Youth
RAND’s Initiative for Middle East Youth (IMEY) seeks to better understand and address the complex challenges facing the large youth population in the Middle East today. IMEY supports research and initiatives that focus on a range of socio-economic issues, particularly youth unemployment and education. With better knowledge of the forces shaping the attitudes, aspirations, and behavior of the region’s youth, as well as the constraints and challenges they face, we look for practical ways to improve their well-being and increase opportunities for their future.