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    The emerging evidence architecture for knowledge brokering
    Howard White, CEO, writes about the many ways in which evidence can be presented. In order to reach policy makers and practitioners, who often do not read academic papers, other effective channels for research should be used. Dr White is interested in ways to institutionalize the use of bodies of rigorous evidence, by using evidence platforms which adopt systematic approaches to drawing on this evidence.

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    Campbell Workshop-12-13 February, Beirut, Lebanon
    ​The Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI) Secretariat & the Centre for Systematic Reviews in Health Policy & Systems Research (SPARK) are hosting the Campbell Collaboration workshop on “Systematic Reviews and Evidence/Gap Maps in Social Sciences” at College Hall Auditorium B1 at AUB, Beirut, Lebanon.

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  • John Westbrook Memorial Fund

    Support Knowledge Translation and Implementation
    John Westbrook was a leading disability researcher who was active in promoting the use of evidence. His bequest to the Campbell Collaboration to support our work in the area of knowledge translation has been used to create the John Westbrook Memorial Fund.This fund will support the John Westbrook Prize which is awarded annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to knowledge translation (KT), and the dissemination and implementation of evidence.

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  • Global Evidence and Implementation Summit 2018

    Submit your abstract now!
    The Global Evidence and Implementation Summit (GEIS) 2018 is a global and cross-sector event. It is an opportunity to profile experience from across Australasia and worldwide. Interested in submitting an abstract? We encourage you to consider proposals for presentations that use interactive, non-traditional formats, such as chat shows (without PowerPoints), fishbowl conversations, and other interactive formats. Join us in creating impact for stronger communities worldwide: 22-24 October, Melbourne.

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Interventions to Improve the Labour Market Outcomes of Youth: A Systematic Review of Training, Entrepreneurship Promotion, Employment Services and Subsidized Employment Interventions by Jochen Kluve, Susana Puerto, David Robalino, Jose Manuel Romero, Friederike Rother, Jonathan Stöterau, Felix Weidenkaff, and Marc Witte.

The youth of today represent a vast potential for inclusive growth and development. If youth are given the opportunity to build appropriate skills and access decent employment, they can help to accelerate progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and engage in meaningful work that benefits them, their families and society as a whole.

Unfortunately, decent jobs are not a feasible prospect for all young women and men. Today, over 73 million young people are unemployed worldwide. Youth unemployment stands at a much higher level than the average unemployment rate for adults, in some cases over three times as high. Moreover, two out of five young people in the labour force are either working but poor or unemployed. The youth employment challenge is therefore not only about job creation, but also – and especially – about enhancing the quality of jobs for youth.

Youth’s gloomy prospects in the labour market embody a massive waste of potential and a threat to social cohesion. Understanding what works to improve their labour market outcomes is therefore of paramount importance and a development priority for all countries and regions.

What is this review about?

This systematic review assesses the impact of youth employment interventions on the labour market outcomes of young people. The included interventions are training and skills development, entrepreneurship promotion, employment services and subsidized employment. Outcomes of interest include employment, earnings and business performance outcomes.

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