Key Challenges of Youth in OIC Countries
Date: 18 May 2015

This report investigates the challenges facing youth in OIC member countries under four categories: education, employment, social mobility and inclusion, and mental health. It reviews the current state of youth education and unemployment in OIC countries, highlights some major issues related to social mobility, social inclusion and mental health of youth, and provides some relevant policy recommendations. Overall, there are some serious concerns on the quality and relevance of higher education in OIC countries in terms of preparing the young people to labour market. It is evident that it becomes more difficult to find jobs for the young people that match their qualifications and skills. It is also observed that there is not enough progress in social mobility and participation of youth in society.

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