Market Research & Assessments

Youth Engagement in Development: Effective Approaches and Action-Oriented Recommendations for the Field

USAID’s Office of Education is pleased to announce the release of the Youth Engagement in Development: Effective Approaches and Action-Oriented Recommendations for the Field report this month.

Resource Type: 
Report

Summary Brief: Scan and Review of Youth Development Measurement Tools

In 2012, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched its Policy on Youth in Development that strengthens and expands high-quality youth programming by the Agency, as well as calls for increased rigor in the evaluation of such programs. To support better research on youth development, USAID’s Education Office asked JBS International, Inc.

Resource Type: 
Paper

Scan and Review of Youth Development Measurement Tools

A central constraining issue in the field of youth workforce development is the lack of consensus about how to measure soft and life skills, or “work readiness.” USAID’s Education Office asked JBS International, Inc. to scan and review tools designed to measure developmental assets, workforce readiness skills, and life skills – all areas identified as key stepping stones for young people to achieve positive life outcomes, particularly gainful employment.

Resource Type: 
Report

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

The Role of Youth Skills Development in the Transition to Work: A Global Review

The World Bank’s World Development Report of 2007, Development and the Next Generation, examines the choices made by youth 15–24 years of age in education, work, health, family formation, and citizenship and how these choices shape the future well-being of individuals and nations. As part of the background preparation for this study of youth transitions, this paper was prepared examining the role played by skills development in the transition from school to work.

Project Impact Winners: Lessons from the field

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.

Mobiles for Youth Workforce Development Landscape Review

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.

The “Poverty Stoplight” Approach to Eliminating Multidimensional Poverty: Business, Civil Society, and Government Working Together in Paraguay

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.

Resource Type: 
Article

Moving from Mobile Money to Digital Financial Services for Financial Inclusion

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Making Cents International and Chemonics International
Event Date: 
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.

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