Youth Voice

With 120 talented young leaders, S4YE's Youth Advisory Group (YAG) brings youth perspectives from beyond the World Bank into our development initiatives, fostering mutual learning and empowerment. YAG members actively shape S4YE’s work program and knowledge work and act as a resource to any World Bank team seeking youth input—while gaining international exposure along the way. 

According to the upcoming 2024 World Bank Jobs Flagship Report: Of the 5 billion working-age people in the world today, 84% live in developing countries and most work in informal, low productivity, low-paying, insecure jobs. At the same time, 3.7 million youth globally are expected to reach working age every month between 2020-2030.  

To address the problem of youth unemployment, young people must have a greater say in the policies that directly affect them. Recognizing this, S4YE formed the S4YE Youth Advisory Group (YAG) in 2018, with 17 talented and enterprising youth from around the world as original members. As of today, the group is 120 members strong! Click here to learn more about the newly announced 2023-2024 Cohort. 

S4YE Youth Innovating 4 Youth Series

This new series focuses on youth-led innovations for jobs and features youth innovators of Impact Portfolio (IP) projects, and/or Youth Advisory Group members working on new initiatives. Each webinar focuses on a different theme: green economy, orange economy, tech, women.

The transformation of economies and societies towards technological innovation and sustainability will offer the young population better employment opportunities in the future. But youth have an active role in generating sustainable employment solutions for youth. This webinar explored how organizations empower youth innovation and entrepreneurship for social and environmental impact and feature youth initiatives for the green economy.


YAG COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Blog series

S4YE recently launched the YAG COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Blog series which highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people and discusses the approaches by YAG members to provide solutions to the effects of the crisis in their local community. You can find the latest blogs here:

If you would like to learn more about S4YE's youth engagement strategy and the S4YE Youth Advisory Group, please get in touch.