Helen Osborne
Consultant, Youth Employment Specialist, Asian Development Bank

Helen is a youth employment specialist with experience across research, policy and practice spanning the public, private and non-profit sectors. As a consultant, she has worked with The World Bank, International Labour Organization, UNICEF and GIZ as well as foundation and international non-governmental organizations clients. She holds a first-class degree from Oxford University (MA Oxon) and a master’s degree from Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, and King’s College in London.


Young people identify digitalization, strong participatory processes, and an inclusive labor market as priorities to improve livelihood opportunities amid COVID-19.

Policy Brief

Large-scale and youth-targeted government policies can mitigate the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on youth employment in Asia.