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

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Jan. 19, 2016
12:00pm – 2:00pm


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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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.  Image removed. Image removed.   

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Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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