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Economic Opportunities for Rural Youth: Global Trends, Transferrable Lessons Learned, and Actionable Learning

This technical brief on how to effectively evaluate youth economic opportunities programming is developed by Making Cents International’s Collaborative Learning & Action Institute for Increased Youth Economic Opportunities and forms part of our State of the Field in Youth Economic Opportunities technical brief series.
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USAID Employees Play Integral Role in Youth Economic Opportunities Summit

Originally posted in USAID Office of Education Newsletter (November 2014).

USAID Employees Play Integral Role in Youth Economic Opportunities Summit

Summit Aims to Improve Impact, Scale and Sustainability of Youth Economic Opportunity Programming

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Concept Note: Cities as Drivers of Economic Opportunity for Youth

In collaboration and with the support of the Citi Foundation, Making Cents International is leading an expert stakeholder discussion on Friday, November 14, 2014 to start to answer these questions and explore new opportunities for partnership, knowledge-building, and greater impact at the nexus of urbanization and youth economic opportunity development.

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Video: Markus Goldstein Discusses Adolescent Girls' Empowerment

Watch Markus Goldstein, Senior Economist at the World Bank, speak about an adolescent girls' empowerment project in Uganda implemented by BRAC and the World Bank. The project focuses on providing four key elements: a safe social space for girls, life skills training, vocational training, and access to microfinance. In this video interview, Goldstein shares the promising results of rigorous impact evaluations that found that girls in the program are working more, earning more, and are 75 percent less likely to have had sex against their will.

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Youth and skills: Putting education to work

With just three years to go until the deadline for the Education for All goals that were set in Dakar, Senegal, it is vitally urgent to ensure that the collective commitments made by 164 countries in 2000 are met. Lessons also need to be drawn to inform the definition of future international education goals and the design of mechanisms to make sure that all partners live up to their promises.

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