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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.

Global Employment Trends 2014 - Risk of a Jobless Recovery?

The global labour market situation remains uneven and fragile. True, there are encouraging signs of economic recovery in those advanced economies most affected by the global financial crisis which erupted in 2008. Also, a number of emerging and developing countries − including recently in Sub-Saharan Africa − are enjoying relatively robust economic growth. The world economy may thus be growing somewhat faster than over the past three years.

Resource Type: 
Report

Youth guarantees: a response to the youth employment crisis?

Youth guarantees are gaining prominence in the fight against the current youth employment crisis. The concept of youth guarantee implies an entitlement to a job, training or education of a defined group of young people seeking employment and an obligation for the Public Employment Service (PES) or another public authority to provide the services and/or implement the programmes within a given period of time. Several countries in Europe have positive experiences with guarantee schemes.

Resource Type: 
Paper

Youth Employment and Migration: A Review of Practices from Joint Programmes of the United Nations

In 2007, the United Nations (UN) established the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F) to help attain the goals set by the Millennium Declaration. The Achievement Fund is a wide-ranging development cooperation mechanism with an overall budget of more than US$800 million. It was funded by a contribution from the Government of Spain to the UN system to implement programmes aimed at eradicating poverty and inequality.

Resource Type: 
Report

AIYD Learning Series: Measuring the Big Five: What International Youth Work Readiness Programs Can Learn from Evidence-Based Research

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
AIYD, EDC
Event Date: 
Sep 22, 2014 (03:30pm to 05:30pm)

While experience in assessing soft skills programming in workforce youth programs in developing countries is relatively limited, there is valuable data and lessons in non-cognitive assessment from US and international research.  

Innovative Practices to Reach Financial Inclusion: Learning from Peers’ Experiences

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Azerbaijan Micro-finance Association (AMFA)
Event Date: 
Oct 9, 2014 (All day) to Oct 10, 2014 (All day)

Following its tradition, Azerbaijan Micro-finance Association (AMFA) will be organizing a 2-day conference from October 9-10, 2014 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The conference will gather about 200 practitioners from around the country as well as from neighboring countries like Georgia, Russia, and those in Central Asia.

Minimum Economic Recovery Standards Training Session - Washington DC

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
SEEP
Event Date: 
Oct 6, 2014 (All day) to Oct 9, 2014 (All day)

The Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS) articulate the minimum level of technical and other assistance to be provided in promoting the recovery of economies and livelihoods affected by crisis. The MERS cover six technical areas:

Sanabel 2014 Conference: "Microfinance at Crossroads; Current Developments and Future Prospects in the Arab States"

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
Sanabel – The Microfinance Network of Arab Countries
Event Date: 
Sep 29, 2014 (06:30pm) to Sep 30, 2014 (06:30pm)

Sanabel – The Microfinance Network of Arab Countries-is pleased to announce its 2014 Conference, which will be held from September 29th – September 30th, 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel – Festival City - Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Pre and Post conference trainings are also offered on 28th of September and 1st of October.

World Bank Group’s Benchmarking the Business of Agriculture: Project Scope & Data Coverage, Early Results and Next Steps

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
The World Bank, SEEP
Event Date: 
Sep 25, 2014 (08:30am to 11:00am)

Sep 25, 2014 (Thu), 8:30am-11:00am (US EDT) (Breakfast included)

-By invitation only-

The session is designed for experienced practitioners in agricultural development. For an invitation to this event please fill out the expression of interest form.

Advancing the FIELD

Event host(s)/organization(s): 
USAID, Field-Support LWA
Event Date: 
Sep 11, 2014 (All day) to Sep 12, 2014 (All day)

The FIELD-Support LWA has been one of USAID’s primary mechanisms for facilitating broad-based learning through programs to reduce poverty and promote sustained, equitable growth.

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