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Key Soft Skills for Cross-Sectoral Youth Outcomes

November 2016 — Despite a growing body of evidence recognizing the importance of soft skills (also called life skills, among other terms), there is no consensus on which specific skills are most important for helping youth succeed across multiple areas of their lives. This report connects evidence across fields by harmonizing terminology and identifying a common set of skills that would foster positive outcomes, including workforce success, violence prevention, and sexual and reproductive health.