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 Sara Elder from International Labour Organization, Oct 8, 2015
The youth employment crisis is easing, at least in terms of global trends…
After the period of rapid increase between 2007 and 2010, the global youth unemployment rate settled at 13.0 per cent for the period 2012 to 2014. At the same time, the number of unemployed youth declined by 3.3 million from the crisis peak: 76.6 million youth were unemployed in 2009 compared to an estimated 73.3 million in 2014.
By Lisa Neuberger-Fernandez and Heidi Strawson from Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE), Sep 25, 2015
A Good Job means equality. A Good Job means opportunity. A good job means excitement. A Good Job means sustainability. These are just a few of the descriptions of a “Good Job” that we heard from youth and others in attendance at last October’s launch event for Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) coalition.
It was at this event that S4YE unveiled a vision for a world where all youth have access to work opportunities that empower them to escape poverty, thus boosting shared prosperity worldwide. An urgent challenge. A massive opportunity.
By Africa Innovation Award, Sep 23, 2015
Are you between the ages of 18 & 40? Do you have a revolutionary idea in Education, Science & Technology, Agricultural/Agribusiness, Healthcare and Energy? How about a solution that can improve the lives of millions of people on the African continent?
By Alexander Gelber, Adam Isen, Judd B. Kessler from UC Berkeley, U.S. Department of the Treasury, University of Pennsylvania, 2015
Programs to encourage labor market activity among youth, including public employment programs and wage subsidies like the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, can be supported by three broad rationales.
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.
By Rob van Hout, Ermira Shyti and Isabelle Fragnière from HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Aug 20, 2015
Part 2: How to reach the masses: using mainstream media to inform young Albanians and their parents about the labour market
By Nicole Goldin from NRG Advisory, Aug 12, 2015
Originally posted by the Global Post on August 12, 2015.
Speaking before the African Union in Ethiopia last month, President Obama said, “The most urgent task facing Africa today ... is to create opportunity for this next generation.”
By Solutions for Youth Employment, Aug 12, 2015
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