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Youth in the SDGs: Getting Beyond the Rhetoric

It’s 2015. The year the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will expire and the race is on to finalize a new global framework of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in time for September’s UN General Assembly. The other week, civil society and celebrity joined in launching the Action 2015 campaign arguing that “the actions we take in 2015 will decide which way the world turns for decades to come” and calling on world leaders to “Please take the right path”.

Taking Another Look at Youth and Migration

Originally posted by CSIS, December 18, 2014.

Cities as Drivers of Economic Opportunity for Youth: Three Critical Elements of Success

In collaboration and with the support of the Citi Foundation, Making Cents International brought together an expert stakeholder group to discuss challenges and opportunities at the nexus of urbanization and youth economic opportunity development.

Strawberries, Chocolate and Skill Gaps

Originally posted on the World Bank Blog, December 1, 2014.

A Push for Youth Policy

Help Wanted for a Generation on the Brink

Originally posted on rockefellerfoundation.org, October 20, 2014.

How to Close the Gender Gap? Use Technology

Originally posted on forumblog.org on October 24, 2014.

Recognising the Economic Contribution of Women Isn't Feminism, It's Fact

Many development programs do not sufficiently factor in gender. Here’s how to do things differently.

Despite the role that girls and women play in driving economic growth being widely acknowledged, it seems in practice, development programmers haven’t kept pace.

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