Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean: Lacking Opportunities or Masters of Their Own Destiny?

September 26, 2015

What are the challenges young people in Latin America and the Caribbean face? More than half of people of working age population are between 15 and 35 years. According to experts, this opens millions of opportunities but also involves reviewing the main obstacles they face: not finishing high school on time, working in informal conditions or not being able to become masters of their own destiny.

At the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, to be held in early October in Lima, Peru, youth will be one of the main protagonists. In an unprecedented event, global leaders, CEOs and young entrepreneurs will discuss the importance of youth entrepreneurship in the developing world. The conference will be held on October 8, join to participate here.

This infographic illustrates the main challenges of youth in the region:

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