By Fiona Macaulay from Making Cents International, Oct 7, 2014 08:42am
Originally posted on Devex.com, September 22, 2014.
By Michelle Frain-Muldoon and Anne Greteman from Making Cents International, Oct 6, 2014
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.
By Sarah Green & Branka Minic from Making Cents International , Oct 1, 2014 04:06pm
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.
By Ami Thakkar from RTI, Sep 22, 2014 05:39pm
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.
By Matthew French from JBS International, Inc., 2014
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.
By UNCDF, Jun, 2015
2014 was a transitional year for development. As countries make a final push toward the Millennium Development Goals while negotiating a new development framework, UNCDF has been an active participant on both fronts.
By SEEP Network, International Rescue Committee, Jun, 2015
On May 6th, 2015, industry leaders met for a stock-taking discussion on Economic Strengthening for Orphans and Vulnerable Children. The event was jointly organized by The SEEP Network and the International Rescue Committee as part of the Accelerated Strategies for Practical Innovation & Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) project, led by FHI 360 in a consortium of 20 members, working to promote evidence-based state-of-the-art approaches to promote high quality economic strengthening programs for orphans and vulnerable children.
Making Cents International
There are over 1.1 billion young people in the world who need to be able to find good jobs, start and grow businesses, gain access to appropriate financial services and overall, participate in the global economy. But how can development practitioners and private and public sector actors meet the growing demand for youth economic opportunity? Join stakeholders who are using technology, policy, markets and big data to advance youth economic inclusion at scale for a Twitter chat on July 23rd at 11:00am EST.
By Ashoka, 2014
Trends in Social Innovation is the go-to source of information on social innovation in higher education, cataloguing emerging trends, institutional case studies, and comprehensive class directories from colleges and universities around the world.
By Carmen Morcos, Nisha Dhawan, Cynthia Steele, Lydia Holden, Jessie Gotsdiner from EMpower—The Emerging Markets Foundation , Jun, 2015
This resource kit was put together to provide references and easy-to-use tools and resources for participants in the “Shattering Stereotypes Learning Exchange on Nontraditional Jobs for Young Women”. This learning exchange, which took place in January 2015, brought together select EMpower grantee partners and other experts working to position and prepare girls and young women for jobs usually reserved for males.