By Youth Employment Network (YEN), Nov 15, 2013 11:05am
The Youth Employment Network (YEN) is pleased to announce the winners of the Project Impact Lessons From the Field contest. Click on the project to view the Smart Notes from our winners to see how they made a difference to youth employment and business within their community.
By Linda Raftree from mEducation Alliance, USAID, Mastercard Foundation, Plan International, 2013
Youth make up 17 percent of the world’s population and 40 percent of the world’s unemployed, according to the International Labor Organization. A number of factors combine to make sustainable, decent employment an enormous challenge for youth the world over, including low levels of education and technical skills, slow job growth, lack of information about available jobs, and difficulties accessing financial capital to start small enterprises.
By Martin Burt from Making Cents International, Sep 10, 2013
Martin Burt´s article on The “Poverty Stoplight” Approach to Eliminating Multidimensional Poverty: Business, Civil Society, and Government Working Together in Paraguay describes a practical methodology recently developed by Fundación Paraguaya. The tool allows poor families to self-diagnose their level of poverty as a first step in developing a personalized strategy to lift themselves permanently out of poverty.
Making Cents International and Chemonics International
Dec 11, 2013 (10:00am to 11:00am)
Webinar: Join John Owens, mobile money expert for Chemonics International, and Making Cents International for an update on the growing shift from mobile money to broader digital financial services to promote financial inclusion. The broader services include electronic funds transfers, debit/ATM cards, and agent banking.
Making Cents International's Collaborative Learning and Action
Sep 10, 2013 (All day) to Sep 12, 2013 (All day)
The annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference is the premier learning event for practitioners, policy-makers, funders, private sector companies, technical assistance providers, researchers, educators, government representatives, and youth leaders working to increase economic opportunities for young people.
By Hempel, Kevin and Nathan Fiala from Global Partnership for Youth Employment, 2012
This Guide helps decide what type of evaluation is appropriate given the characteristics and context of an intervention and provides the basic set of concepts and tools to carry out impact evaluations.
Alliance for International Youth Development, Mercy Corps, EDC
Mar 18, 2013 (02:00pm to 03:00pm)
With the proliferation of market assessments, it is a promising moment to stop and take stock of what makes them effective - or not, highlight trends and approaches that work well, and honestly and openly discuss the challenges and occasional pitfalls and failures involved in these analyses.