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OP-ED: Why Is Technology Skills Training Critical to Low-Income Youth Now?

Originally posted on Devex.com, September 22, 2014.

ARTICLE: Recognising the economic contribution of women isn't feminism, it's fact

Despite the role that girls and women play in driving economic growth being widely acknowledged, it seems in practice, development programmes haven’t kept pace.

BLOG: Cities as Drivers of Economic Opportunity for Youth

According to the recently released United Nations report (“World Urbanization Prospects”), more than half of humanity now lives in cities. Today, 54% of the world’s population, 3.9 billion people, resides in urban areas, compared to only 30% back in 1950. The report predicts that cities will add an additional 2.5 billion people by 2050, with nearly 90% of this increase happening in Asia and Africa.

BLOG: Workforce Development: A shift into high gear

This year’s Workforce Development Track of the Making Cents conference saw more than a tenfold increase in proposal submissions and will feature a record number of panelists across nine distinct workforce themed panels. The lineup of proposals and participants provides terrific insight into the range and diversity of workforce issues that the development community and countries at large are grappling with, including public private partnerships, work-based learning interventions, soft-skills measurement, technology applications, career development practices and mentorship programs.     

Five Steps to More Meaningful Youth Engagement

My name is Matthew French and I work for JBS International, Inc. This blog draws upon research conducted under contract with USAID’s office of Education (read the full youth engagement report here), as well as my own experiences working with young people.

Youth in the SDGs: Getting Beyond the Rhetoric

Originally posted by Nicole Goldin, January 26, 2015.

Knowledge Management Platform for Increasing the Scale and Sustainability of Youth Economic Opportunity Programs

Meeting the needs of the global youth population requires evidence-based, scalable, and sustainable initiatives. In response, Making Cents International offers a demand-driven Knowledge Management (KM) platform that builds the capacity of positive youth development stakeholders worldwide to design, implement, and evaluate high-impact youth economic opportunity programs, policies, and partnerships.
 
Resource Type: 
Report

Event and Webinar: Measuring Employment Outcomes for Workforce Development

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Workforce Connections
Event Date: 
Feb 5, 2015 (10:00am to 11:30am)

Youth workforce development remains a priority of global development efforts, with increasing attention being focused beyond education and training and into labor market outcomes. Despite this, the methods used to understand employment through monitoring and evaluation are highly varied, both across and within organizations. While much is being measured, the multitude of methodologies, and prevalence of custom indicators, inhibit cross-program data gathering and understanding.

Continuing the Conversation: Perceptions and Solutions for Women and Youth in Entrepreneurship

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Chemonics International
Event Date: 
Jan 22, 2015 (10:00am to 11:30am)

Continuing the Conversation: Perceptions and Solutions for Women and Youth in Entrepreneurship

With Chemonics International, Making Cents International, the International Youth Foundation, and the Mennonite Economic Development Associates

Taking Another Look at Youth and Migration

Originally posted by CSIS, December 18, 2014.

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