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

Making Cents International

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

Making Cents International

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

JBS International, Inc.

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 Engagement Community of Practice Meeting

YouthPower Learning
Jan 25, 2017 (09:30am to 11:00am)
Please join YouthPower Learning's Youth Engagement Community of Practice in person at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) for the first meeting of the new year.
January 25, 2017, 9:30 - 11:00 am EST
National Democratic Institute (NDI)
455 Massachusetts Avenue NW, 8th Floor, 
Washington, D.C., 20001

Gender and PYD Community of Practice Meeting

YouthPower Learning
Jan 12, 2017 (10:00am)
YouthPower Learning's Gender and Positive Youth Development (PYD) Community of Practice invites you to the first meeting of the new year. The meeting will be held at Results for Development Institute (R4D) and the agenda consists of discussions around:
  1. Vision and objectives
  2. Grants under contract
  3. Adolescent girls and HIV working group
  4. Community-building and Learning Events

Retooling Adolescent Girl Programming: Resources for Intentional Design

Population Council and Restless Development
Jan 17, 2017 (09:00am)

Join the Population Council and Restless Development, a global agency for youth-led development, for a webinar showcasing tools and resources to help program planners maximize the impact of their girl-centered programming.

CURRICULUM: Introducing LinkedIn to Workforce Training Participants: A Curriculum

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator and RTI International

This curriculum presents an approach for introducing young people to LinkedIn and other digital professional networks, to help them understand the multiple functions of the sites (signaling, networking, labor market information) and develop the habit of using such tools throughout their careers. This curriculum was developed by RTI International and Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator in South Africa and is calibrated for a short training course, such as Harambee’s 8-week training programs, though it could be easily adapted for short or longer training experiences.

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