By Fiona Macaulay from Making Cents International, Oct 7, 2014 08:42am
Originally posted on Devex.com, September 22, 2014.
By Michelle Frain-Muldoon and Anne Greteman from Making Cents International, Oct 6, 2014
Despite the role that girls and women play in driving economic growth being widely acknowledged, it seems in practice, development programmes haven’t kept pace.
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 Matthew French from JBS International, Inc., 2014
My name is Matthew French and I work for JBS International, Inc. This blog draws upon research conducted under contract with USAID’s office of Education (read the full youth engagement report here), as well as my own experiences working with young people.
Apr 28, 2015 (All day) to Apr 30, 2015 (All day)
Silatech is organizing a conference on Arab Youth Employment: Promoting Innovative Solutions to Longstanding Challenges, to be held in Amman, Jordan on April 28-30, 2015.
By Florina Rodov and Sabrina Truong from Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, Apr 17, 2015 01:31pm
Originally published by Entrepreneur on April 14, 2015.
By Simeon Ogonda from The Guardian, Apr 13, 2015
Originally published by The Guardian on April 13, 2015
Many people wonder what kind of planet we’re leaving behind for our children. But few ask: what kind of children are we leaving behind for our planet?
We are excited to invite you and your colleagues to join us on May 6th in Washington, DC, for a stock taking discussion on Economic Strengthening for Orphans and Vulnerable Children.
By Nicole Goldin from Clinton Foundation, Apr 14, 2015 03:06pm
Originally published NRG Advisory on April 11, 2015
Last month at the United Nations, as Women’s History Month was drawing to a close, Intergovernmental negotiations continued toward a post-2015 framework to follow the expiring Millennium Development Goals with a focus on goals, targets and indicators. Promoting gender equality remained one of the top priorities.