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Art of the Possible: Technology and Tools for Improved Monitoring and Evaluation

Chris Wood Associates

As technology becomes more ubiquitous, many implementers struggle to effectively incorporate new technologies into the M&E efforts. In this series of articles, Chris Wood answers the most common questions that arise in technology for M&E. An innovator with more than 30 years of experience across all sectors, Chris brings corporate best practices to non-profits in the design and implementation of M&E systems, with particular focus on using the latest technology solutions. 

What is the evidence in Youth Workforce Development? USAID’s Findings

USAID Education

Two years ago when USAID came out with its Education Strategy, the Office of Education took up the Administrator’s charge of greater use of evidence in USAID’s program designs.  At the time, we on the Youth & Workforce Development team asked ourselves: “What exactly does the evidence say?” We knew that the enormous amount of action research suggested that young people were developing their skills and gaining employment from both formal a

Exploring the Business Case for Youth Savings #2: Tipping the scale for youth savings accounts in Ecuador

Freedom from Hunger

This article is the second installment in the blog series, Exploring the Business Case of Youth Savings. The series  presents views on the business case for youth inclusive financial services. You will hear from financial service practitioners, policy-makers, and advocates from around the world. 

Demystifying Youth Entrepreneurship Capacity Building

Making Cents International

In late July, Making Cents International’s Collaborative Learning and Action Institute (Co-Lab) co-hosted a webinar with the Enterprise Uganda Foundation (EUF). A virtual full-house of attendees joined a lively discussion with presenters Chalres Ocici and Charles George Oumo of EUF. The webinar focused on EUF’s Business and Enterprise Setup Tool, or BEST, which is successfully improving and expanding youth job creation, workforce development, employability and entrepreneurship in Uganda.

To Partner or Not to Partner when Implementing Youth Financial Programs

MEDA, Women's World Banking

Forging the right partnerships between Financial Service Providers (FSPs), Youth Serving Organizations (YSOs), and other key stakeholders, such as schools and local government, can be a key factor to successfully and sustainably serving youth clients.

However, partnerships are not always the answer. This post explores whether or not to partner, as well as the nature of partnerships themselves.

Exploring the Business Case for Youth Savings #1: Corporate Social Responsibility is Just Icing on the Cake

CGAP; EA Consultants

This article is the first installment in the blog series, Exploring the Business Case of Youth Savings. The series, presented by CGAP and Making Cents International,  presents views on the business case for youth inclusive financial services. You will hear from financial service practitioners, policy-makers, and advocates from around the world. 

Highlights from USAID Agrilinks #AskAg Twitter Chat

Making Cents International

On June 13, I represented Making Cents at the USAID Agrilinks #AskAg Twitter chat on youth employment in agriculture.

More than Just a Piggybank? Financial Products and Services for Children

UNICEF, Children and Youth Finance International

Upon first glance it may be difficult to discern why children need bank accounts or access to financial services. Surely, there are more serious and grave global challenges to address than helping children to open bank accounts?

Roadmap to Inclusion: Insights Into Youth Financial Capability

Center for Financial Inclusion

Financial Inclusion 2020 (FI2020) at the CFI is building a movement that mobilizes stakeholders around the globe to achieve financial inclusion by the year 2020. As a part of this global campaign, we are focusing on client segments that have specific needs, youth among them.  FI2020’s working group on Financial Capability, one of five expert working groups creating a Roadmap to Financial Inclusion, shares insights into the group’s findings on youth and financial services.

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