Youth

OP-ED: Why Is Technology Skills Training Critical to Low-Income Youth Now?

Originally posted on Devex.com, September 22, 2014.

ARTICLE: Recognising the economic contribution of women isn't feminism, it's fact

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.

BLOG: Cities as Drivers of Economic Opportunity for Youth

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.

BLOG: Workforce Development: A shift into high gear

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.     

Five Steps to More Meaningful Youth Engagement

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.

2014 Global Money Week Report

3 million children. 118 countries. Over 2000 activities. 490 organizations.

Global Money Week 2014 saw the world rise to the challenge of Reshaping the Future of Finance

When was it?

Global Money Week is held in the 2nd week of March annually. This year it fell in-between 10th-17th March 2014.

What is it about?

Resource Type: 
Report

Global Money Week Toolkit

Resource Type: 
Toolkit

From Learning to Adaptation: Working With Rural Youth in Microenterprise Development

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
FHI 360
Event Date: 
Mar 19, 2015 (11:00am)

Please join us for a knowledge-sharing event to discuss the findings of the recent learning exercise conducted by FHI 360 in collaboration with Village Enterprise. The exercise, which was conducted as part of the Uganda Community Connector Project’s Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) mandate, focused on understanding the needs, barriers and constraints of rural youth in starting small businesses.

Applications Open: IV Young America Forum, Panama

I. Introduction

Applications Open: Global Young Researchers

We're looking for 20 young people from around the world to join our team of Global Young Researchers to explore how to strengthen the environment for youth development, focusing on participation, protection and livelihoods. The Young Researchers, who need to have experience with youth movements and/or conducting research on youth-related issues, will conduct research from their home locations, between May and July 2015. Youth Policy Labs will support the Young Researchers remotely throughout the research period.

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