Economic Empowerment

Employment Generation in Rural Africa: Mid-term Results from an Experimental Evaluation of the Youth Opportunities Program in Northern Uganda

Can cash transfers promote employment and reduce rural poverty in Africa? Will lower youth unemployment and poverty reduce the risk of social instability? We experimentally evaluate one of Uganda’s largest development programs, which provided thousands of young people nearly unconditional, unsupervised cash transfers to pay for vocational training, tools, and business start-up costs. Mid-term results after two years suggest four main findings.

Resource Type: 
Report

A Pragmatic Optimist’s View on Egypt’s Future: Discussion with Dr. El Mostafa Higazy, Strategic Advisor to the President of Egypt

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
American Egyptian Youth Network, GW Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Event Date: 
Apr 25, 2014 (12:00pm to 01:30pm)

The American Egyptian Youth Network and The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences will host a discussion with Dr. El Mostafa Higazy, Strategic Advisor to the President of Egypt, moderated by Dean Vinson from Columbian College. With a front row seat to the changing landscape in contemporary Egypt - and more than 25 years of experience in strategic political planning, crisis management, philosophy, and institutional development - Dr.

Royaume du Maroc - Promouvoir les Opportunités et la Participation des Jeunes

Préparé juste avant le Printemps arabe, ce rapport anticipe les demandes d'inclusion sociale et économique formulée par les jeunes Marocains en particulier après Février 2011. Depuis lors, ces demandes ont été amplifiées et ont atteint un nouveau niveau d'urgence. Cette étude adopte une approche mixte combinant une analyse quantitative et une analyse qualitative et institutionnelle.

Resource Type: 
Report

Morocco - Promoting youth opportunities and participation

This policy note, based on the Morocco Household and Youth Survey (2009-10), analyzes the aspirations of young Moroccans aged 15 to 29 years, their economic and social circumstances, as well as the institutional factors that hinder their economic and social inclusion. This study adopts a mixed method approach combining an innovative quantitative instrument with qualitative and institutional analysis.

Resource Type: 
Report

DC+Acumen Social Enterprise Week

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
DC+Acumen
Event Date: 
Apr 14, 2014 (All day) to Apr 18, 2014 (All day)

Event Details

Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship: What Works, Where, and Why?

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Making Cents International
Event Date: 
May 6, 2014 (10:00am to 11:00am)

Webinar Speaker(s):
Laura Rana, MEL Manager at Youth Business International (UK)
Annie Barber, MEL Manager at Youth Business International (UK)
Stéphanie Mestrallet, EEB Operations Manager at PlaNet Finance (France)
Jérôme Bouillaut, EEB Development Officer at PlaNet Finance (France)

Webinar Time in Your TimeZone: http://j.mp/1oH70ki

Banking a New Generation: Developing Responsible Retail Banking Products for Children & Youth

The Guide is intended to help decision makers, product owners and all stakeholders in the product development process understand the impact of working with children and youth, and to provide guidelines on how to develop appropriate innovative banking and payment products, while respecting and supporting children’s rights. The Guide is a combined effort by global strategic partners Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), MasterCard and the wider CYFI Movement.

Resource Type: 
Report

Webinar: Building the Case for Youth Services CYFI - UNCDF - 20/03/2014

Together with Ms. María Perdomo, Youth Start Programme Manager for UNCDF, and Mr. Jules Théoneste Ndahayo from UCU, CYFI reviews UNCDF’s latest publication: “Building the business case for youth services: Insights of the YouthStart Programme." This paper aims to take the first steps in demonstrating that youth are a viable market and focuses on the business case for serving youth if FSPs follow three pathways to profitability of youth services: i)Optimizing expenses; ii) Increasing savings volume; and iii) Increasing return from youth.

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Video/Audio

East Africa Dairy Development Project: Profiles of Progress

This profile is on Paul Kimeni Muchai who participates in the East Africa Dairy Development Project. The project provides training, veterinary care, financial services, and access to a chilling plant—allowing farmers to pool their milk and increase their income
Resource Type: 
Case Study

Designing programmes that improve young rural people’s livelihoods

Awareness is growing of the importance of young people to the future of rural communities. In recent years the number of projects targeting young rural people has grown, but more needs to be done. These initiatives can be expanded by developing more systematic approaches to integrating youth issues into rural development projects and programmes.
 
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Paper

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