Economic Empowerment

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.     

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.

Labour Market Transitions of Young Women and Men in Armenia

This report presents the highlights of the 2012 School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS) run together with the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia (NSSRA) within the framework of the ILO Work4Youth Project.

Resource Type: 
Report

G20: Promoting Better Labour Market Outcomes for Youth

All G20 economies face considerable challenges in ensuring that young people are well integrated into the world of work. A joint ILO-OECD report on youth employment was prepared for the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting held in Melbourne, Australia, 10-11 September 2014. This report  provides an update of trends in youth labour markets and highlights a number of policy issues that countries can consider in order to overcome the youth employment crisis. 

Labor Market Transitions of Young Women and Men in Uganda

This report presents the highlights of the 2013 School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS) run together with the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) within the framework of the ILO Work4Youth Project.

Resource Type: 
Report

Promoting Youth Employment through Activation Strategies (Working Paper No.163)

Promoting Youth Employment through Activation Strategies provides an overview of the main features of youth activation strategies around the world. It covers strategies implemented in 33 selected countries from different regions with a view to contributing to the discussion on the emerging approach of activation strategies as a tool to tackle the youth employment challenge.

Resource Type: 
Paper

Arab Knowledge Report: Youth and Localization of Knowledge

The integration of the youth and the localization of knowledge in the Arab World is a vital issue for the present and the future. In addressing this issue, the current report offers a pivotal step in the journey towards establishing the knowledge society, for which the Arab youth are the main pillar.

Resource Type: 
Report

Strawberries, Chocolate and Skill Gaps

Originally posted on the World Bank Blog, December 1, 2014.

The MasterCard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion 2015

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
The MasterCard Foundation
Event Date: 
Nov 19, 2015 (All day) to Nov 20, 2015 (All day)

The 2015 MasterCard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion will be held in Cape Town, South Africa. Visit http://mastercardfdnsymposium.org/ for updates on this event.

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