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Global Competence Amongst Youth is Critical to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

To succeed in today’s global workforce, youth must have a wide variety of competencies, some of which are dependent on their career path.  In addition to functional job skills, which vary from position to position, there are, however, common competencies that all young people need to develop regardless of thei

The Digital Jobs Africa Network: Increasing Effectiveness through Knowledge Exchange

Making Cents International is forming and facilitating a network of organizations who offer demand-driven training for digital jobs and job placement to disadvantaged, high potential youth. The network is comprised of 16 of The Rockefeller Foundation’s Digital Jobs Africa (DJA) grantees and partners in Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. The network kicked off in October 2014.

How can we fix ‘DIS’ system? Approaches to the Demand, Intermediation and Supply Nexus of Youth Employment Projects

Part 1: Why project implementers should move to the backseat and let their partners take the wheel: an example from Bosnia’s IT sector 


Every Day Should be “World Youth Skills Day”

Originally posted on CSIS on July 14, 2015.

Getting Millions to Learn: INJAZ Works for Greater Youth Employability in Jordan

Originally posted by Brookings on July 10, 2015. 

Editor's Note: This blog series discusses select case studies, and what makes them interesting, that have been chosen for preliminary research by the Millions Learning project at the Brookings Center for Universal Education.

Africa's Demographics are a Dividend, Not a Time Bomb

Originally posted by Devex on June 18, 2015

While advanced economies are facing the problem of an aging population, one of Africa’s most attractive assets both domestically and internationally is that it holds the world’s largest youth demographic. To those keeping close tabs on Africa, this burgeoning working age population serves as a stark reminder of the segment’s yieldable socio-economic power — should its full potential be harnessed at both government and private sector levels.

Huge Youth Employment and Business Opportunities in Africa’s Cocoa Sector

Originally published by African Development Bank on June 29, 2015


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