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Generation Jobless? Turning the Youth Unemployment Crisis into Opportunity

‘Generation Jobless?’ uniquely explores the characteristics of both today's and tomorrow's youth and the causes of the youth unemployment crisis. The book takes a global, multi-stakeholder perspective to showcase proven solutions to tackle the crisis. Featuring interviews and input from various stakeholders, it offers a positive and constructive look at change by directing each group to become part of the solution and in particular youth to take on responsibility for themselves and their peers by turning into job creators rather than job seekers.

Why Companies are Investing in the Skill and Potential of Arab Youth

Originally published by International Youth Foundation on February 25, 2015

Telling a New Story of Zimbabwe's Youth

Originally published by International Youth Foundation on February 25, 2015

How Comics are Helping WalMart Prepare 200K Women for Work

Originally published by International Youth Foundation on February 25, 2015

Cultivating an ecosystem for youth development

Author Bio: Joshua Schoop is a Social Innovation Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University. Joshua studies ecosystems to foster youth development and entrepreneurship. He completed his PhD at the Payson Center for International Development in 2014. This blog post discusses Dr. Schoop’s recent research that investigated the inner workings of an innovative urban youth leadership program.

Contact Info:

Email: jschoop@gmail.com

LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/joshuaschoop

Follow Joshua on Twitter @jmschoop

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

How character is formed has been a topic of interest for a long time. But if we are to guide children and youth towards success in adulthood we need to explore the question, “Are these traits teachable?”. In How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, Paul Tough determines that qualities, also called non-cognitive skills - such as persistence, self-control, curiosity, conscientiousness, grit and self-confidence - are the key drivers behind why some children do better than others as adults.

Close Up on Young Rural People's Economic Empowerment

As part of the NEN Close Up series, the Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia Division hosted a knowledge sharing event on rural youth and economic empowerment in the Near East and North Africa. Through a regional grant, IFAD is partnering with Making Cents International, a social enterprise based in Washington DC, and Silatech, a social initiative working to create opportunities for young people throughout the Arab world, to help increase the employment and self-employment opportunities of more than 18,000 young people of ages 15-35.

Summing up - Blog Mini-Series For Financial Inclusion: A Case For Orphans And Vulnerable Children

Put your finger on the pulse of current practice and research in community-based savings-led microfinance for orphans and vulnerable children. The "Blog Mini-Series For Financial Inclusion: A Case For Orphans And Vulnerable Children" examines the challenges facing orphans and vulnerable children and the promise of financial inclusion for these groups. Read the summary here and the entire blog mini-series at Microlinks.

Youth in the SDGs: Getting Beyond the Rhetoric

Originally posted by Nicole Goldin, January 26, 2015.

Taking Another Look at Youth and Migration

Originally posted by CSIS, December 18, 2014.

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