By Youth Employment Network (YEN), Nov 15, 2013 11:05am
The Youth Employment Network (YEN) is pleased to announce the winners of the Project Impact Lessons From the Field contest. Click on the project to view the Smart Notes from our winners to see how they made a difference to youth employment and business within their community.
By Linda Raftree from mEducation Alliance, USAID, Mastercard Foundation, Aug, 2013
By The CPC Livelihoods and Economic Strengthening Task Force from USAID, Child Protection in Crisis, Women's Refugee Commission, FHI360, 2013
By Munoz, L., Perdomo, M. & Hopkins, D. from UNCDF, The MasterCard Foundation, , Oct, 2013
Demonstrating that youth are a viable market for financial service providers
By Linda Raftree from mEducation Alliance, USAID, Mastercard Foundation, Plan International, 2013
Youth make up 17 percent of the world’s population and 40 percent of the world’s unemployed, according to the International Labor Organization. A number of factors combine to make sustainable, decent employment an enormous challenge for youth the world over, including low levels of education and technical skills, slow job growth, lack of information about available jobs, and difficulties accessing financial capital to start small enterprises.
Women's World Banking, Silatech, GIZ, Sanabel
Women's World Banking, Silatech, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Sanabel are pleased to invite you to the “Why Youth Savings & How?” workshop, to be held on Wednesday, November 20 from 14:00-16:00 in conjunction with Women’s World Banking’s Building Women-Focused Finance: The Global Local Experience conference in Amman, Jordan.
By EDC and IYF from EDC, IYF, USAID, 2011
EQUIP3 assessed the labor markets and consulted with numerous stakeholders in Kenya and Rwanda to identify viable youth livelihood opportunities in three sectors: information and communications technology (ICT), agriculture, and health.
By Floor Knoote, Lewis Mandell from Child and Youth Finance International, Oct 1, 2013
This article is the final installment in the blog series, Exploring the Business Case of Youth Savings. The series presents views on the business case for youth inclusive financial services. You will hear from financial service practitioners, policy-makers, and advocates from around the world.
By Kamal Quadir from bKash, CellBazaar, Sep, 2013
Live at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference, Kamal Quadir, Founder of CellBazaar and CEO of bKash, delivers an inspiring and informative Tech Talk about the power of technology to transform livelihoods, communities, and nations. Quadir gives examples of how technology helps businesses understand users' needs and how to meet them with sustainable business models.
By Jamie M Zimmerman and Julia Arnold from New America Foundation, Sep 10, 2013
This article summarizes findings also presented in the 2013 Global Assets Project policy brief, “Accelerating Access: The Movement Toward Mobile Solutions to Youth Financial Inclusion” by Zimmerman et al., published by the New America Foundation.