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Augmented Learning and Teaching the Skills of the 21st Century

Center for Work Ethic Development, Georgetown

As the economy becomes increasingly automated, employment skills for both blue and white collar jobs must evolve to keep up. So-called “21st-century skills” learning rotates away from hard STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and incorporates soft skills to augment the progression of technology.

The Gig Economy Can Erode Youth Unemployment

Jamaica Observer
The old vision of employment with hundreds streaming through factory gates at 6:30 am is giving way to gigs. Work is changing. What firms need and employees want may remain the same, but how to get it and pay for it is evolving, so the State, trade unions should re-jig in line with job market and labour force reality.
 

Global Money Week Toolkit 2017

Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI)

Global Money Week (GMW) is an annual global celebration, initiated by Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI), with local and regional events and activities aimed at inspiring children and youth to learn about money, saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and becoming an entrepreneur.

Breaking the STEM Ceiling for Girls

Brookings

Although countries have dramatically closed gender gaps in education and labor force participation, gender differences within education and employment persist. Women earn less income and work in lower paying occupations and sectors than men do. Women are less likely to become entrepreneurs, and, when they do, they typically run smaller, less-profitable firms. These gender gaps in entrepreneurship, incomes, and productivity persist at all levels of development, despite a multitude of policies aimed at eliminating them.

Learning from Our Youth: Saving for Education

Center for Financial Inclusion & Accion

We celebrate our youth and their achievements and reflect on the goals of “eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable consumption and production” for the youth of this generation. To achieve these goals, a culture of saving money consistently over time will be important.  

Improving Work-Readiness and School-to-Work Transitions for Senegalese Youth

MasterCard Foundation
Youth is Africa’s greatest asset, asserts Jobs for Youth in Africa, a 2016 report by the African Development Bank. Yet with 11 million youth entering the African workforce every year, the continent’s youth remain on the margins of the formal economy, most working in temporary, often vulnerable jobs, many of them either under or unemployed.
 

Education Systems Are Failing Our Kids, so How Can We Prepare Them for the Jobs of the Future?

World Economic Forum
The world’s education systems are failing our children by not preparing them for the workplace of the future. This is the key finding of a new report by the World Economic Forum, Realizing Human Potential in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which puts forward a series of practical measures for aligning education and training with future job requirements.
 

Lifecycle of Girls' Economic Empowerment

Plan International
ECONOMIC VIOLENCE BEGINS IN GIRLHOOD
It’s critical to enable an environment that promotes economic justice for women from early in life. Failure to address the economic violence that manifests in girlhood will have lasting effects throughout women’s and girls’ lives.
 

INTERVIEW : Unleash the entrepreneur in every small farmer - new UN agency chief

Thompson Reuters Foundation
Gilbert Houngbo, who served as Prime Minister of Togo from 2008 to 2012, was appointed as president of IFAD  (International Fund for Agricultural Development). 
 
Training young farmers to turn agriculture into a business is key to eradicating poverty and curbing economic migration, the new president of the U.N. agricultural development agency said on Wednesday.
 

New Profile Series on Youth Education and Employment

FHI 360

Youth Education and Employment Profiles, produced by FHI 360's Education Policy and Data Center, present education and employment characteristics of youth across countries. Data are drawn from School to Work Transition Surveys (SWTS), which were carried out in 32 countries between 2013 and 2015. Funded by the Mastercard Foundation and supported by the International Labour Organization (ILO), they paint a comprehensive picture of youth employment, educational attainment, and schooling across countries.

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