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CALL FOR INPUT ON SOFT SKILLS MEASUREMENT, LABOR MARKET ANALYSIS, AND JOB PLACEMENT MEASUREMENT

The Workforce Connections project solicits technical input from organizations with interest in contributing to research and tool development in three key thematic areas: soft skills measurement, labor market analysis, and job placement measurement. Respondents should indicate if they (a) have research or tools relevant to these topics that they would like to share, or (b) would like to be informed of public consultations or reporting on these themes. More detail on each thematic area, along with specific contact details, is provided below. All contributions will be cited or recognized appropriately in project publications or tools.

Workforce Connections supports USAID’s E3 Office of Education to advance the achievement of Goal 2 of the USAID Education Strategy: improved ability of tertiary and workforce development programs to produce a workforce with relevant skills to support country development goals by 2015. Workforce Connections is managed by FHI 360.

Population Council Launches New Research Initiative to Improve Programs for Adolescent Girls

The Population Council announced today the launch of RISING, a Research Initiative for Success IN Girl programs. RISING will apply decades of Council research and expertise with adolescent girls to test solutions that address current questions in girl-centered programs. It will also provide funding and technical assistance to partner organizations seeking to improve the success of their girl-centered programs.

Be part of the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum

Call for action projects driven by young people

Are you member of a youth-led or youth-focused organization, a project leader or a young entrepreneur who is active in an established NGO?

Blogs

Pushing the Limits: Lessons from CARE on Market Systems Approaches, Food Security, and Resilience

Grounded in an overview of CARE’s approach to resilience, this session featured evidence and lessons learned from some of CARE’s most successful market engagement initiatives.

Why Measuring Child-Level Impacts Can Achieve Lasting Economic Change

More than 600 million children in developing countries live on less than US$1 a day. Children are deeply affected by poverty, and some effects of poverty, particularly in early childhood, have life-long consequences. The fight for long-term poverty alleviation must account for children’s wellbeing in order to sustainably reduce individuals’ and communities’ vulnerability to the persistent effects of poverty.