Youth around the world are agents of change. They are political and economic leaders and participants in their communities, and have many thoughts on how to shape their nation’s future.
As part of celebrating such individuals on International Youth Day, two recent CIPE-Atlas Corps Think Tank LINKS alumni – Fayyaz Yaseen from Pakistan and Iryna Fedets from Ukraine – analyzed two issues young people care about in their communities: youth unemployment and anti-corruption. In this week’s Economic Reform Feature Service articles, the two authors explore how to bring about democratic and economic reform changes in their respective countries.
In Fayyaz Yaseen’s piece, Youth Unemployment in Pakistan: An Account of Issues and Possible Solutions, he discusses that:
- Almost half of Pakistan’s labor force is unemployed. The situation is particularly dire for youth. A number of government programs have been introduced to address unemployment but they have not yielded the required results.