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Announcements

Request for Concept Papers: Workforce Connections Learning Grants

Closing Date:

Dec 9, 2014

Workforce Connections (WC) seeks to bring together a dedicated community of practice focusing on youth workforce development, providing opportunities for USAID staff, implementing organizations, and a broader set of stakeholders to exchange knowledge and disseminate evidence of positive and less positive results. Connections will create a “big tent” community, within which there will be more tightly facilitated working groups around specific themes of interest.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Youth Employment Project in Bangladesh Wins ILO Good Practice Contest

A Bangladeshi youth employment project “From Margin to Mainstream” won one of the first prizes in a good practice contest organized by the ILO and featured on MTV. The project helps young people with disabilities step into the labour market and become agents of change.

PUBLICATION: The Business Case for Youth Savings

With almost half the world's population today under the age of 25, youth finance represents a largely untapped business opportunity. Despite this potential, there are surprisingly few examples of providing youth savings in a profitable manner. Few financial service providers, especially in developing countries with large young populations, target youth specifically as a segment.

Blogs

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.