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 SEEP Network, MasterCard Foundation, Sep, 2015
The United Nations Population Fund reports that there are 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24, with 89 percent of them residing in less-developed countries (2014). In Sub-Saharan Africa, minors often account for more than 50 percent of a country’s population.
Moreover, by 2050, the world’s population will increase by 2 billion, an increase of 28 percent, all of whom will require access to health and education services, and eventually to jobs and self-employment opportunities.
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By Martha Ross, Carolyn Gatz, John Ng, Richard Kazis and Nicole Prchal Svajlenka from The Brookings Institute, Jul, 2015
Younger workers consistently experience higher unemployment and less job stability than older workers. Yet the dramatic deterioration in employment outcomes among younger workers during and since the Great Recession creates new urgency about developing more effective bridges into full-time employment for young people, especially those with less than a bachelor’s degree.
By Carolyn Gatz and Martha Ross from U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Aug, 2015
Originally posted on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation blog.
Employers need to improve their ability to measure, manage, and raise the skill level of their employees in order to remain competitive and achieve their business goals.
By Ruth Dueck-Mbeba from MasterCard Foundation, Aug 12, 2015
Originally posted on the MasterCard Foundation Blog.
Gatete is an 18-year-old man from the market town of Naivasha, Kenya. Gatete attends school far from home and lives with his cousins who act as his guardians because his parents are very poor. His uncle pays his school fees. Gatete is in the fourth level of high school and hopes to attend university after completing his secondary education.