Read our latest published article today. Young people face myriad obstacles in finding work, leaving more than 71 million unemployed globally. Digital professional networking platforms, such as LinkedIn, may give youth an effective way to find, retain, and advance in work. We explore platform use in developing economies and present new data on a low-cost, successful way to teach youth how to use these platforms. We end by drawing policy implications for the education and workforce development field. 

The article was written by Eric M. Johnson, Edwin Lehoahoa, Patrick Shaw and Robert Urquhart and was originally published on RTI International on 19 May 2020. Access it here https://www.rti.org/rti-press-publication/increasing-digital-platform-use.

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