6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Out of School and Out of Work: Risk and Opportunities for Latin America’s "Nini's"

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In Latin America and the Caribbean, approximately 20 million young people between the ages of 15 and 24 are neither studying nor working. This group, known as "nini's" (from the Spanish phrase "ni estudia ni trabaja") has presented a persistent challenge for the region. Despite the strong economic performance in Latin America during the last decade—with vibrant economic growth and a significant reduction in poverty and inequality—the proportion of nini's fell only marginally, and the number of nini's actually increased.

 
Join the Wilson Center's Latin American Program and the World Bank Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Vice Presidency for high-level discussion on the “nini” issue, the challenges they present and how they be included in the development agenda. The discussion will be informed by the World Bank report, “Out of School and Out of Work: Risk and Opportunities for Latin America’s Ninis,” to be launched that day. A question and answer session will follow.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Speakers

Moderator

Panelists

  • Hon. Luis Almagro

    Secretary General for the Organization of American States
  • Enrique Roig

    Director and Head of Practice for Citizen Security at Creative Associates International
  • Jorge Familiar

    Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank

Speakers

  • Rafael E. de Hoyos Navarro

    Senior Economist in the education unit for Latin America and the Caribbean of the World Bank
  • Halsey Rogers

    Lead Economist with the Education Global Practice of the World Bank