Venture philanthropy fund, the Private Equity Foundation,
has joined with think-tank, the Institute for Public Policy
Research (ippr), to offer policy makers and practitioners
interested in young people not in education, employment
or training (NEET) access to a new quarterly newsletter.
The NEET tracker will provide a digest and commentary on
new research, policy and data related not only to the NEET
population but also to the wider policy context such as
education, health, crime and employment.
The aim of the newsletter is to provide useful data and
learning materials and to anticipate emerging trends and
issues. It seeks to act as an additional resource for delivery
organisations, who may not have the capacity to work through
data and policy documents themselves and will provide space
for comments and wider debate.
Shaks Ghosh, chief executive of the Private Equity Foundation,
said: “With record numbers of young people not in
education, employment or training and Alistair Darling’s
budget announcement that he is determined to stop the recession
claiming them as a ‘lost generation’, the NEET
issue is taking centre stage.
"However, with all the pressures facing practitioners
it’s immensely difficult for them to keep abreast
of the latest statistics, policies, new ideas and opinion.
This tracker is designed to help them do just that. We hope
that the whole ‘NEET community’ will benefit
from ippr’s work.”