Events

March 12, 2015 ; (All day) EST
The Workforce Connections team including Child Trends and FHI 360 will be...
March 23, 2015 ; (All day) EST
Description This course aims to improve the capacity to build rigorous...
March 26, 2015 ; (All day) EST
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Worth Reading

How character is formed has been a topic of interest for a long time. But if we are to guide children and youth towards success in adulthood we need to explore the question, “Are these traits teachable?”. In How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, Paul Tough determines that qualities, also called non-cognitive skills - such as persistence, self-control, curiosity, conscientiousness, grit and self-confidence - are the key drivers behind why some children do better than others as adults. More importantly, Tough draws attention to studies that explore this question, and interventions that aim to instill these traits in children and youth. This is especially... Read more
Making Cents International is now accepting proposals to present at the 2015 Summit. Sessions will be developed according to the 2015 theme of “Scale in Practice” and five technical tracks: Workforce Development, Enterprise Development, Financial Inclusion, Monitoring & Evaluation and Gender.
Learn how practitioners and workforce stakeholders can identify some of the “best” indicators for measuring youth workforce development outcomes, how they've been measured in the past, and what can be learned from those experiences?
Microsoft and Making Cents International collaborated to offer “Understanding the Technology Skills Training Landscape: Framework and Tool” to support a common language and greater understanding of the unique role that each stakeholder plays in the youth workforce development field.
Workforce Connections brings together thinking across relevant disciplines including education, economic growth, and positive youth development. The Design Space seeks to enhance learning and dialogue by using visual imagery to convey key ideas, models, or frameworks for the field. Two...
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News and Analysis

The Andrew E. Rice Award for Leadership and Innovation by a Young Professional in International Development (Rice Award) recognizes the achievements...
Importance of the Environment to Cultivate Change in Young People. The challenges of global youth employment are well documented (ILO, 2013). It is...
The Millennium Fellowship is open to rising leaders and innovators around the world committed to achieving transformational change in their...
Are you a young person leading change? Apply to become a 2015 Laureate Global Fellow!  As YouthActionNet celebrates 15 years of supporting youth-led...
Originally posted by IFAD on February 9, 2015. Learning event on financial and non-financial services to rural youth: Egypt and Yemen case studies...

Latest Resources

The project is an initiative of the YouthSave Consortium led by Save the Children (SC) in partnership with...
USAID’s Workforce Connections (WC) is a program that promotes evidence-based learning and peer-to-peer...
The workplace landscape for disadvantaged youth in the United States is more precarious than it has been at...

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