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 Timothy Nourse and Branka Minic from Making Cents International, Dec 17, 2014 07:47pm
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.
By Nicolas Serrière from International Labor Organization, The MasterCard Foundation, Oct, 2014
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.
By International Labor Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Sep, 2014
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.
By Jimrex Byamugisha, Leyla Shamchiyeva and Takaaki Kizu from ILO, The MasterCard Foundation, Dec, 2014
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.
By International Labor Organization, Nov, 2014
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.
By Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) and The United Nations Development Programme / Regional Bureau for Arab States, Dec, 2014
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.
By Aashish Mehta, Ivan Rossignol, and Amit Dar from University of California-Santa Barbara and World Bank Group, Dec 5, 2014 02:54pm
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