Impact evaluation of the Philippine Special Program for Employment of Students

The 2013 World Bank Development Report on jobs identified youth unemployment as one of the key barriers to growth among developing countries. In the Philippines, young workers (15-24 years old) account for half of the total unemployed persons in the labor force (51.8%), with approximately 17 per cent of youth unemployed. The challenge of finding work is particularly pronounced for those without post-secondary schooling.