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September 17, 2015 ; 09:00am EST
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September 22, 2015 ; 08:30am EST
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October 6, 2015 ; (All day) EST
Now in its 9th year, the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit is...

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Education for Life Outcomes Education is increasingly recognized as the most valuable investment we can make in youth globally. At the highest level, the goal of that education is to improve lives. But are we fulfilling our obligation to invest in education that achieves that goal? In the wake of massive gains in primary level enrollment driven by the Millennium Development Goals, universal secondary school enrollment is the next big target.[1] As participation rates expand, governments, donors, and education partners must ask, Are we improving the lives of the students we reach as we enroll more of them? At Educate!, we started out as a scholarship organization, helping more Ugandan youth... Read more
View the sessions structured along 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

Originally posted on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation blog.  Employers need to improve their ability to measure, manage, and raise the skill...
Originally posted on the MasterCard Foundation Blog. Gatete is an 18-year-old man from the market town of Naivasha, Kenya. Gatete attends school far...
Part 2: How to reach the masses: using mainstream media to inform young Albanians and their parents about the labour market Introduction This is the...
Our workforce is changing. By 2020, 1 out of every 2 employees in the workforce will be a millennial. It is a generation that will have played over...
Originally posted by the Global Post on August 12, 2015.  Speaking before the African Union in Ethiopia last month, President Obama said, “The most...

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Younger workers consistently experience higher unemployment and less job stability than older workers. Yet...
The demographic divide is stark: while industrial nations are aging, the face of the developing world is...
In this review of 25 statements from youth summits and consultations globally, as well as 11 national and...

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