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February 25, 2015 ; 02:00pm EST
Beginning this February, FHI 360 will offer practitioners the opportunity...
March 5, 2015 ; (All day) EST
The Global Reading Network is hosting a two-day panel discussion focused...
March 9, 2015 ; (All day) EST
Join the Global Money Week 2015 celebrations! Global Money Week is all...

Worth Reading

Originally posted on dalberg.com October 31, 2014. By 2050, the youth population (15-24 year olds) across African countries will double – outstripping China and India’s combined youth populations - and comprise nearly 20% of Africa’s working population. These young workers in Africa are also obtaining higher levels of education than in the past. According to African Economic Outlook, 65% of Africans between the ages of 20 and 24 will have at least a secondary school education by 2030, up from 46% in 2010. The increase in young, educated labor market entrants coupled with Africa’s growing economies have the potential to drive economic and social development in some of the world’s poorest... Read more
Learn how practitioners and workforce stakeholders can identify the driving constraints and opportunities to youth employment programs, within a specific country context.
Spotlight on: Workforce Development, Technology, and Scale. Featuring: Paul Tough, author of The New York Times' best-seller "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character."
Microsoft and Making Cents International collaborated to offer “Understanding the Technology Skills Training Landscape: Framework and Tool” to support a common language and greater understanding of the unique role that each stakeholder plays in the youth workforce development field.
Workforce Connections brings together thinking across relevant disciplines including education, economic growth, and positive youth development. The Design Space seeks to enhance learning and dialogue by using visual imagery to convey key ideas, models, or frameworks for the field. Two...
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News and Analysis

In collaboration and with the support of the Citi Foundation, Making Cents International brought together an expert stakeholder group to discuss...
  Originally posted on the World Bank Blog, November 18, 2014.   To be clear from the onset: I will not oversimplify the unemployment (or inactivity...
Originally posted on the World Bank Blog, December 1, 2014. Technological changes and globalization have transformed the kind of skills required of...
Originally posted on Devex.com November 12, 2014. Last week I was among the 700 participants from 160 countries gathered in Baku, Azerbaijan with...
Originally posted on rockefellerfoundation.org, October 20, 2014. "Anyone working in [youth unemployment] now understands that we are in danger...

Latest Resources

This technical brief on how to effectively evaluate youth economic opportunities programming is developed...
Originally posted in USAID Office of Education Newsletter (November 2014). USAID Employees Play Integral...
In collaboration and with the support of the Citi Foundation, Making Cents International is leading an expert...

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