Market Development

Cities of Opportunity: Drivers and Priorities for Urban Youth Economic Inclusion

Throughout history, cities have accelerated economic development and wealth creation around the world. In fact, the road to prosperity, it has been argued, inevitably runs through cities.1Though there is much heterogeneity among cities of various sizes and locales, the concentration of people, business, and services in urban areas generally allows for increased commerce, ideas and innovation.

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Solutions for Youth Employment: A Unique Way of Fostering Private Sector Involvement

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.  

Rockefeller Foundation Supports Online Learning

Originally published by BPESA on September 4, 2015

With over 215,000 people employed, the contact centre industry is one of South Africa’s major sources of employment and is one of the few industries accessible to a large percentage of South Africa’s unemployed youth.

Webinar Resources: From Education to Employment: Solutions to Tackle Youth Unemployment by Bridging the Job Market Gap

Webinar Recording

Webinar Resources

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How can we fix ‘DIS’ system? Approaches to the Demand, Intermediation and Supply Nexus of Youth Employment Projects

Part 1: Why project implementers should move to the backseat and let their partners take the wheel: an example from Bosnia’s IT sector 


The SEEP Network Annual Conference

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
SEEP Network
Event Date: 
Sep 28, 2015 (All day) to Oct 2, 2015 (All day)

30 Years of Powering Connections (1985-2015)

Webinar Recording: Leveraging Labor Market Assessment Tools to Address the Youth Unemployment Challenge

USAID’s Workforce Connections (WC) is a program that promotes evidence-based learning and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange with the goal of improving the capacity of USAID and its industry partners to deliver quality workforce development programming. One of WC’s activities has been the creation of labor market assessment (LMA) tools.

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Global Research Symposium: Labour Market Transitions of Young Women and Men

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
International Labour Organization
Event Date: 
Mar 3, 2015 (All day) to Mar 4, 2015 (All day)

An international forum for sharing results of the ILO’s Call for Papers on labour market transition of young women and men in developing countries. The Symposium offers an opportunity for researchers and development practitioners to discuss innovative research on themes of youth employment and labour market transitions and applicability to policy and programme advice and implementation.

Leveraging Labor Market Assessment Tools to Address the Youth Unemployment Challenge

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
USAID Workforce Connections
Event Date: 
Feb 19, 2015 (09:00am to 10:30am)

This Microlinks seminar presents the Zimbabwe case as a means of sharing some of the tools and approaches involved in carrying out a labor market assessment. The session will also be an opportunity to provide feedback on these tools and approaches and to discuss labor market assessments more broadly

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.

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