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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.

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.

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.

Resource Type: 
E-Resource

Monitoring and Impact Evaluation of Youth Employment Programmes

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
International Training Centre of the ILO
Event Date: 
Mar 23, 2015 (All day) to Mar 27, 2015 (All day)
Description
This course aims to improve the capacity to build rigorous monitoring and impact evaluation plans for youth employment programmes.
 
Training area
Employment Research, Analysis and Statistics
 
Target Group
Officials from ministries of youth, employment, education or training; representatives of international organizations and bilateral development agencies; social partners; NGOs.

UN System-Wide Action Plan on Youth Report 2014

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), in its role as permanent co-chair of the UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development, was requested to take the lead in developing and overseeing the implementation of the Youth-SWAP.

Resource Type: 
Report

Rights@Work 4 Youth: Decent Work for Young People

The aim of this learning package is to support trade unions, employment services, education and training institutions, as well as youth organizations, in their initiatives aimed at raising young people's awareness of their rights at work. The package consists of a guide for facilitators and toolkit that provide hands-on examples of recruitment practices and workplace situations.

Resource Type: 
Toolkit

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