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Are Donors Really Ready to Pay for What They Say They Most Value?

Making Cents International

These observations are provided by David James-Wilson (Making Cents International), an experienced youth work professional with a 25-year track record in the design and delivery of innovative youth livelihood and non-formal education services. David has managed multi-disciplinary work readiness, education, and enterprise development teams in government and non-government settings; and is well versed in the interplay between government policy, the development and funding of new services, and building the capacity of lead institutions to take innovative youth programs to scale.

Working Together to Create Enabling Environments for Youth

ManpowerGroup

This blog post was written by Branka Minic, the Director of Global Corporate Affairs at Manpower. She will be speaking at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference on Wednesday, September 12 within the workforce development track. Other tracks include enterprise development, youth-inclusive financial services, gender, and monitoring and evaluation.

What is Project Success?

Multilateral Investment Fund-IDB

Many projects are called failure simply because “projects are projects”

Even having spent 15 years in an international development institution, I am still hesitant to make judgment whether a project should be called a success or not – simply I don’t know how. To illustrate why not, let me do a comparative analysis on hypothetical projects A and B – both are of US$1 million and designed to support youth business creation. I do not want to sound presumptuous, but these are extracted from the real cases based on my ample experiences.

As Good as it Gets? Getting Policy and Regulation to Work for (not against) Youth Financial Services

UNCDF, GCAP, Central of the Philippines, Child and Youth Finance International

This year, at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference organized by Making Cents International, UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), the Central Bank of Philippines and Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) are joining forces to share their experiences, insights, and tools for influencing and adapting policies to improve youth access to financial services. 

Replicating Youth Financial Services: Applying Lessons Learned and New Innovations

Womens World Banking

Blog #6 in a special series for the 2012 Youth Economic Opportunities Conference
September 11-13, 2012 | Washington, DC
www.youtheconomicopportunities.org

Ryan Newton is the Senior Associate for Youth Savings at Women’s World Banking (WWB). In this role, Ryan is responsible for managing and growing the youth savings practice at WWB.

How do you target young people effectively? Start by knowing how they spend their time

FHI 360

Diana Rutherford, Research and Evaluation Specialist in FHI 360’s Economic Development and Livelihood Department, has been researching child well-being for five years as part of the STRIVE program, funded by USAID’s Displaced Children and Orphans Fund and managed by FHI 360.

Unlocking potential through monitoring and evaluation

Genesis Analytics

About the author: Laura Brooks is an analyst working in the developmental economics space at Genesis Analytics, an economics consulting company based in South Africa.

Providing insights from the Financial Education Fund

Creando un Ecosistema de Emprendimiento

Fundación E

Este blog fue escrito por Samuel González y Adrián Moreno de la Fundación E, una ONG que promueve el emprendimiento de jóvenes en Latinoamérica, Norteamérica y España. Se trata de su estrategia de emprendimiento para jóvenes. Este tema y otros relacionados con el incremento de Oportunidades Económicas para Jóvenes serán exploradas con ponentes plenarios, talleres interactivos y metodologías de sesiones abiertas dentro de la 6ta conferencia anual de Oportunidades Económicas Globales para Jóvenes la cual tomara lugar del 11 al 13 de Septiembre de 2012 en el Centro de Conferencias del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. Financieras, Fondos, Organizaciones no gubernamentales, Investigadores, Profesionales y otros agentes estarán trabajando en estos temas, estas invitado a registro en www.YouthEconomicOpportunities.org

Oasis 500! The real Arab Spring!

Oasis 500

Blog #4 in a special series for the 2012 Youth Economic Opportunities Conference
September 11-13, 2012 | Washington, DC
www.youtheconomicopportunities.org

 

Youth and women in the 21st century workforce: Technology may be key, but only a part of the answer

Digital Opportunity Trust

Blog #3 in a special series for the 2012 Youth Economic Opportunities Conference
September 11-13, 2012 | Washington, DC
www.youtheconomicopportunities.org

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