Jun 6, 2013 (01:30pm to 05:30pm)
Economic strengthening programs have an impact on children and youth, whether intentionally or unintentionally. How do we understand the factors that impact child well-being? How do we research and measure these?
By International Labour Organization, May 8, 2013
The weakening of the global recovery in 2012 and 2013 has further aggravated the youth jobs crisis and the queues for available jobs have become longer and longer for some unfortunate young jobseekers. So long, in fact, that many youth are giving up on the job search. The prolonged jobs crisis also forces the current generation of youth to be less selective about the type of job they are prepared to accept, a tendency that was already evident before the crisis.
By Hempel, Kevin and Nathan Fiala from Global Partnership for Youth Employment, 2012
This Guide helps decide what type of evaluation is appropriate given the characteristics and context of an intervention and provides the basic set of concepts and tools to carry out impact evaluations.
By Center for Financial Inclusion, May 10, 2013
How important are age group definitions? A rose by any other name? This blog at the Center for Financial Inclusion discusses the implications of how we define age groups. Emphasis should be made on developing services that reflect realities of your stakeholders, rather than definitions surrounding generalized life cycle transitions.
International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Making Cents International
May 9, 2013 (12:30pm to 02:00pm)
Explore Making Cents and how it can contribute to IFC’s strategies for addressing employment and entrepreneurship.
Discuss principles for integrating youth into economic growth programming and financial inclusion.
Learn how Making Cents is approaching the issue of rural youth unemployment in MENA.
By Center for Financial Inclusion, Apr 30, 2013
Financial Inclusion 2020 (FI2020) at the CFI is building a movement that mobilizes stakeholders around the globe to achieve financial inclusion by the year 2020. As a part of this global campaign, we are focusing on client segments that have specific needs, youth among them. FI2020’s working group on Financial Capability, one of five expert working groups creating a Roadmap to Financial Inclusion, shares insights into the group’s findings on youth and financial services.
By The Seep Network; The MasterCard Foundation, Apr 15, 2013
This document captures the insights of a number of stakeholders in the field and provides preliminary guidance for organizations that are contemplating the design and implementation of youth financial service programming.
By Karen Brooks, Sergiy Zorya, and Amy Gautam from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Mar 14, 2013
Efforts to accelerate agricultural growth and improve food security are separated conceptually from efforts to create jobs for young people. This is a damaging compartmentalization, and if continued will likely result in the forfeit of Africa’s youth dividend. Efforts to enhance agricultural growth and those to create employment for young people are complementary, and must be so understood.
By Making Cents International, Mar 25, 2013 05:20pm
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By David James-Wilson from EDC, USAID, Mar 22, 2013 11:14am
Youth livelihood programs must engage and support youth, most of whom are already economically active and focused on the immediate needs of their households, and who desire more sustainable and socially constructive livelihood pathways. The challenge is to determine how to encourage these youth and help them acquire the relevant competencies and resources necessary to enhance their livelihoods, and ultimately the livelihoods of others within their communities. Read this guide to help understand how to design effective youth livelihood strategies.