Susana Puerto is a Senior Youth Employment Specialist at the ILO. She coordinates the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, an action-oriented partnership platform for the promotion of youth employment. Susana has over 12 years of experience on labour market analysis and evaluations of skills development and active labour market measures, with a focus on youth. She has supported policy dialogue and initiatives to provide technical assistance to governments, social partners, practitioners, and young people. Between 2011 and 2014, Susana led the Youth Employment Network (YEN), a partnership uniting the ILO, the World Bank, and UNDESA in the pursuit of durable solutions to the youth employment challenge. Susana is a labor economist from Georgetown University with a strong research footprint.