World Economic Forum- COVID-19: Why investing in youth will future-proof the economy

30 July 2020 |

- Young people are facing disruption to education and job opportunities and high rates of unemployment owing to the COVID-19 pandemic;
- Investing in young people to help tackle skills shortages could provide a future-proofed way to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19;
- Job-creation and training programmes for young people must address the immediate aftermath and systemic, long-term challenges faced by young people, including climate change and inequity.


The COVID-19 pandemic has upended and laid bare the inequities in our global economic and social systems. It has made clear that some of the most vulnerable populations and undervalued professions in our society are not only the hardest hit during times of crisis but also the ones we rely upon the most.

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