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In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) there are 148 million young people aged 15 to 29 years old representing 40% of the working-age population. However, a significant number of young people are not studying or participating in the labor market; many of them are in a situation considered as social risk; the youth unemployment rate is much higher than that of adults; and those young people who work, most of them work in informal jobs, without social security or benefits.

At the same time, half of the companies in the region face difficulties finding qualified workers, especially for technical positions and operators, because candidates do not have the required technical skills and lack life skills, such as responsibility and teamwork.

The NEO initiative helps close the gap between the skills of young people in LAC and the demand for qualified personnel by companies. But, what does it do? Why does it do it? And how does it do it? Is it working? ... Here we tell you. Please choose the area of your interest.

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RESULTS

The regional NEO initiative has two types of projects:

NEO Alliance Projects, developed, managed and co-financed by an alliance of businesses, government and civil society at the country level.

NEO Associated Projects, developed and co-financed by a regional NEO partner, and that take on the challenge to reach 1 millionyouth.

  • Actively involve business, government and civil society leaders.
  • Promote quality youth employment and continuing education by youth.
  • Work with the greatest possible number of low-income youth, ages 16 to 29.
  • Improve the quality and coordination of youth training and employment services, according to NEO quality standards.
  • Ensure local co-financing to promote greater financial sustainability

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

2018 Program Results Demonstrate Meaningful Progress in 12 Countries


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Join us from Lima Peru on June 6 and 7 , to explore the initiative’s legacy of innovation, lessons learned from more than 15 years of regional investment in youth employment, and reflections on its impact for the future. Attendees will hear dynamic lightning talks from young NEO participants, engaging panel discussions with NEO alliance experts, and insights from corporate and public sector leaders.





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PROJECTS

NEO works in 12 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Please, hover over each country to get more information about local projects.

URUGUAY

Other NEO Projects

7.863.660 US

Area

Uruguay, México, Perú, Argentina

Youth

14.000

Executing agency

Foundation Forge

ARGENTINA

Other NEO Projects

7.863.660 US

Partner

Foundation Forge

Regional Area

Argentina, Uruguay, México, Perú

Youth

14.000

CHILE

NEO ALLIANCE Project

14.122.712 US

Area

Región V, Valparaíso

Youth

12.000

Approval

31 de agosto 2016

Coordinating Agency

Foundation UPLA

PARAGUAY

NEO ALLIANCE Project

5.172.175 US

Area

Ciudad de Asunción y los departamentos de Caaguazú, San Pedro, Paraguarí, Guairá y Central.

Youth

22.000

Approval MIF

12 de noviembre de 2014

Executing agency

CIRD

BRASIL

NEO ALLIANCE Project

8.702.616 US

Area

PERNAMBUCO, Brasil.

Youth

65.000

Approval

31 de agosto 2016

Coordinating Agency

Instituto Alianza

PERÚ

NEO ALLIANCE Project

14.056.548 US

Area

Las provincias de Callao y Lima.

Youth

14.000

Approval

14 de octubre de 2015

Coordinating Agency

CAPLAB

COLOMBIA

NEO ALLIANCE Project

6.652.450 US

Area

Región de Urabá, Antioquia

Youth

13.690

Approval

6 de marzo 2014

Executing agency

Comfenalco Antioquia

PANAMÁ

NEO ALLIANCE Project

7.759.647 US

Area

Ciudades de Panamá, David, Penonomé y Colén

Youth

33.200

Approval MIF

12 de noviembre de 2014

Coordinating Entity

CoSPAE

EL SALVADOR

NEO ALLIANCE Project

5.893.882 US

Area

Los municipios de San Salvador, Soyapango, Sonsonate, Santa Ana, Sonzacate, Ahuachapán, Caluco, Sacacoyo, Ilobasco, Chalatenango, Cojutepeque, Colón, Ciudad Arce, La Libertad, Santa Tecla y San Juan Opico

Youth

18.000

Approval MIF

14 de octubre de 2015

Coordinating Entity

FEDISAL

REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA

NEO ALLIANCE Project

11.553.807 US

Area

Nacional: 13 provincias

Youth

32.000

Approval MIF

4 de diciembre 2013

Executing agency

Educa

JAMAICA

NEO ALLIANCE Project

9.316.850 US

Area

Las zonas geográficas de Kingston y St. Andrew; Portmore en St. Catherine, Montego Bay en St. James, Mandeville en Manchester, y las parroquias de Clarendon y St. Elizabeth.

Youth

10.000

Approval MIF

11 de noviembre 2015

Coordinating Entity

YUTE

MÉXICO

NEO ALLIANCE Project

11.037.166 US

Area

Nuevo León

Youth

32.000

Approval MIF

4 de diciembre 2013

Coordinating Entity

Comunidar

Partner

Foundation Forge

Regional Area

Argentina, Uruguay, México, Perú

Youth

14.000

Total U$S

7.863.660

Partner

Foundation Walmart

Youth

13.000

Total U$S

1.450.000

NEO ALLIANCE Project

Area

PERNAMBUCO, Brasil

Youth

65.000

Approval

31 de agosto 2016

Coordinating Agency:

Instituto Alianza

Total US$:

8.702.616

Other NEO Projects

Partner

Confederación Nacional de la Industria Brasileña

Youth

200.000

Total U$S

10.000.000

Partner

Walmart Brasil

Youth

4.788

Total U$S

2.600.000

Partner

Caterpillar Brasil

Youth

420

Total U$S

594.247

Partner

Caterpillar Brasil

Youth

240

Total U$S

587.852

NEO ALLIANCE Project

Area

Región V, Valparaíso

Youth

12.000

Approval

31 de agosto 2016

Coordinating Agency:

Foundation UPLA

Total US$:

14.122.712

Other NEO Projects

Partner

Foundation Walmart

Youth

5.000

Total U$S

1.000.000

Area

Región de Urabá, Antioquia

Youth

13.690

Approval

6 de marzo 2014

Executing agency

Comfenalco Antioquia

Total U$S

6.652.450

Area

Los municipios de San Salvador, Soyapango, Sonsonate, Santa Ana, Sonzacate, Ahuachapán, Caluco, Sacacoyo, Ilobasco, Chalatenango, Cojutepeque, Colón, Ciudad Arce, La Libertad, Santa Tecla y San Juan Opico

Youth

18.000

Approval MIF

14 de octubre de 2015

Coordinating Entity

FEDISAL

Total US$

5.893.882

Other NEO Projects

Partner

Catholic Relief Services

Youth

10.020

Total U$S

8.105.459

Area

Las zonas geográficas de Kingston y St. Andrew; Portmore en St. Catherine, Montego Bay en St. James, Mandeville en Manchester, y las parroquias de Clarendon y St. Elizabeth.

Youth

10.000

Approval MIF

11 de noviembre 2015

Coordinating Entity

YUTE

Total U$S

9.316.850

NEO ALLIANCE Project

Area

Nuevo León

Youth

32.000

Approval MIF

4 de diciembre 2013

Coordinating Entity

Comunidar

Total US$

11.037.166

Other NEO Projects

Partner

Foundation Forge

Regional Area

México, Perú, Argentina, Uruguay

Youth

14.000

Total U$S

7.863.660

Partner

Caterpillar - Equip Youth

Area

Torreón

Youth

750

Total U$S

319.638

Partner

Caterpillar - Equip Youth

Area

Monterrey

Youth

500

Total U$S

455.982

Partner

IYF con el apoyo de la USAID - RUTAS

Area

Estados de Nuevo León y Chihuahua

Youth

sin determinar

Total U$S

988.664

Partner

IYF con el apoyo de la PepsiCo Foundation – Clave para el Futuro

Area

Estado de México

Youth

30.000

Total U$S

1.350.000

Area

Ciudades de Panamá, David, Penonomé y Colén

Youth

33.200

Approval MIF

12 de noviembre de 2014

Coordinating Entity

CoSPAE

Total US$

7.759.647

Other NEO Projects

Partner

Caterpillar Panamá

Youth

500

Total U$S

452.000

Area

Ciudad de Asunción y los departamentos de Caaguazú, San Pedro, Paraguarí, Guairá y Central.

Youth

22.000

Approval MIF

12 de noviembre de 2014

Executing agency

CIRD

Total U$S

5.172.175

Area

Las provincias de Callao y Lima.

Youth

14.000

Approval

14 de octubre de 2015

Executing agency

CAPLAB

Total U$S

14.056.548

Other NEO Projects

Partners

Foundation Forge

Area

Perú, Argentina, Uruguay, México

Youth

14.000

Total U$S

7.863.660

Partners

Caterpillar Perú

Youth

304

Total U$S

454.669

Area

Nacional: 13 provincias

Youth

32.000

Approval MIF

4 de diciembre 2013

Executing agency

Educa

Total U$S

11.553.807

Partner

Foundation Forge

Regional Area

Uruguay, México, Perú, Argentina

Youth

14.000

Total U$S

7.863.660

As part of the NEO regional initiative, there are two types of projects:

NEO Alliances Projects designed, managed and co-financed by an alliance of companies, government and civil society at the country level.

NEO Alliances Projects which are innovative and successful strategies implemented individually by NEO Partners, and which add to the challenge to reach 1 million Youth.

They actively involve business, government and civil society leaders.

They promote quality youth employment and the continuation of studies by Youth.

They work with the largest possible number of low-income youth from 16 to 29 years old.

Improve the quality and articulation of training and employment services for Youth, according to the NEO Quality Standards.

They ensure local co-financing to promote greater financial sustainability.

RESOURCES

Guide to Quality Standards

Guide to Quality Standards: A Tool for Assessing Youth Employability Training and Job Placement Processes.

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Guide for Providing Comprehensive Career

Guide for Providing Comprehensive Career Guidance Services to Disadvantaged Youth.

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Guide for Designing Job Placement Services

Guide for Designing Job Placement Services for Disadvantaged Youth.

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Connecting Employment Training with Labor Market

Connecting Employment Training with Labor Market Demand and Opportunities.

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Situación de empleo en los jóvenes de América Latina

Situación de empleo en los jóvenes de América Latina.

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Intervenciones de empleabilidad juvenil en América Latina

Intervenciones de empleabilidad juvenil en América Latina.

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Tendencias educativas en América Latina

Tendencias educativas en América Latina.

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La importancia de las habilidades socioemocionales

La importancia de las habilidades socioemocionales para la empleabilidad de los jóvenes en América Latina: un resumen de la literatura.

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A Common Metric System and an Institutional Framework for Youth Employment in Jamaica

A Common Metric System and an Institutional Framework for Youth Employment in Jamaica: NEO Technical Proposals I & II.

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Policy & Other Recommendations to Address Youth Unemployment in Jamaica

Policy & Other Recommendations to Address Youth Unemployment in Jamaica: NEO Technical Proposal III.

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Guide for the Effective Incorporation of SocialEmotional Competencies

Guide for the Effective Incorporation of SocialEmotional Competencies in Youth Employability Programs for Disadvantaged Youth

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Guide to Quality Standards

Guide to Quality Standards: A Tool for Assessing Youth Employability Training and Job Placement Processes

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