Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship: What Works, Where, and Why?

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Making Cents International
Event Date: 
May 6, 2014 (10:00am to 11:00am)

Webinar Speaker(s):
Laura Rana, MEL Manager at Youth Business International (UK)
Annie Barber, MEL Manager at Youth Business International (UK)
Stéphanie Mestrallet, EEB Operations Manager at PlaNet Finance (France)
Jérôme Bouillaut, EEB Development Officer at PlaNet Finance (France)

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PWC's Earn Your Future: Empowering Future Leaders With Financial Literacy

Through the five year Earn Your Future commitment, PWC is investing $160 million — $60 million in cash donations and one million PwC volunteer service hours — to address youth education with a focus on financial literacy. This report presents "Why It Matters," the program's one-year impact, and the different "Earn Your Future" programs offered.

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Banking a New Generation: Developing Responsible Retail Banking Products for Children & Youth

The Guide is intended to help decision makers, product owners and all stakeholders in the product development process understand the impact of working with children and youth, and to provide guidelines on how to develop appropriate innovative banking and payment products, while respecting and supporting children’s rights. The Guide is a combined effort by global strategic partners Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), MasterCard and the wider CYFI Movement.

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Webinar: Building the Case for Youth Services CYFI - UNCDF - 20/03/2014

Together with Ms. María Perdomo, Youth Start Programme Manager for UNCDF, and Mr. Jules Théoneste Ndahayo from UCU, CYFI reviews UNCDF’s latest publication: “Building the business case for youth services: Insights of the YouthStart Programme." This paper aims to take the first steps in demonstrating that youth are a viable market and focuses on the business case for serving youth if FSPs follow three pathways to profitability of youth services: i)Optimizing expenses; ii) Increasing savings volume; and iii) Increasing return from youth.

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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.

The Urgency and Opportunity of Global Youth Workforce Development

Reposted here with permission from CSIS
Original Posting Date: Jan 23, 2014

This commentary is a follow-up to the CSIS Chevron Forum on Global Youth Workforce Development on January 15th, which the authors participated in. The video of the event can be watched here.

Viable Economic Opportunities for Rural Youth: Understanding Rural Youth Perspectives and Rural Development Strategies

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Making Cents International
Event Date: 
Mar 18, 2014 (10:00am to 11:00am)

Webinar Speaker(s):
Dr. Nana Akua Anyidoho, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Ghana (Ghana)
Paul Sparks, Program Manager of the Research & Evaluation Unit at BRAC (Uganda)
MODERATED BY: Hillary Proctor, Senior Specialist of Capacity Building & Rural Livelihoods at Making Cents International (USA)

In Case You Missed It: Key Take-Aways from "Youth Engagement in Economic Opportunities in Rural Areas" ApplyIt! Webinar

Making Cents International organized this webinar to offer practical strategies and tools for engaging young people in rural development initiatives.

Making Cents International's Apply It! Rural Webinar Series


Apply It! Rural Youth Webinar Series was designed as a continuation of the “Spotlight on Rural Youth” from the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. The conference convened more than 400 participants from over 50 countries and included a "Deep Dive into Economic Opportunities for Rural Youth". You can look forward to more sessions on this and other priority topics such as youth employment opportunities in the technology and hospitality sectors at the 2014 conference.

Draft Technical Brief: Increasing Economic Opportunities for Rural Youth

Today’s unprecedented high youth population presents the challenge of creating constructive career paths for millions of people born into rural poverty, but it also presents the opportunity of leveraging human resources to address a major global challenge: food security. How can we engage young people in agricultural and/or rural development efforts in ways that present a viable future for them and contribute to food security? Many young people want to leave the farm, but where will they go and who will be tomorrow’s farmers?

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