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Trauma Informed Community Building

Bridge Housing, Health Equity Institute
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Workforce Connections Key "Soft Skills" That Foster Youth Workforce Success: Toward a Consensus Across Fields

Workforce Connections, FHI 360, Child Trends

Soft Skills Key to Success for Youth Worldwide

New report identifies five most important “soft skills” that will help youth find and keep jobs

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Fostering and Measuring Skills: Improving Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills to Promote Lifetime Success

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This paper reviews the recent literature on measuring and fostering cognitive and non- cognitive skills. IQ tests and achievement tests do not adequately capture non- cognitive skills personality traits, goals, character, motivations, and preferences that are valued in the labour market, in school, and in many other domains. For many outcomes, their predictive power rivals or exceeds that of cognitive skills. Evidence from the General Educational Development (GED) testing programme in the United States shows the importance of non-cognitive skills. 
 
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Impact Hiring: How Data Will Transform Youth Employment

The Rockefeller Foundation, Incandescent, Knack

Youth unemployment in the United States is an intractable problem, especially for the vulnerable segment of “opportunity youth”: young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither in school nor work.

Existing programs to address this challenge are expensive and difficult to scale, underscoring the need for a radically different approach to effect change at the ecosystem level.

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Human Development Report 2015: Work for Human Development

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The Report highlights impressive progress on human development over the past quarter century. Today people are living longer, more children are in school and more people have access to clean water and basic sanitation. Per capita income in the world has gone up, and poverty has gone down, resulting in a better standard of living for many people. The digital revolution has connected people across countries and societies. Work has contributed to this progress by building people’s capabilities.

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A Framework to Analyze the Business Case for Youth Savings

The YouthSave Consortium

Not many financial institutions in developing countries target youth specifically, and for those that do, the youth market usually represents a small part of their overall operations. Other authors have argued the social value of extending savings services to youth, but the business case is less certain. As financial institutions have entered the youth market, the question has been whether they can offer youth savings products sustainably. In other words, is there a business case for offering youth savings products?

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Future Potential: a GEM Perspective on Youth Entrepreneurship

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)

The long-term effects of the U.S. financial crisis and ensuing global downturn continue to be felt worldwide. In particular, it is the new entrants into the labour market – the youth – who are bearing the brunt of the sluggish global economy. Young people are three times more likely than adults to be unemployed, while even amongst the employed youth, many young people have only informal, temporary, or unpaid family jobs.

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Accelerating Pathways Youth Economic Strategy Index 2015

Citi Foundation

The Youth Economic Strategy (YES) Index seeks to provide policymakers, business leaders and other stakeholders with comprehensive and comparative data on the economic situation of youth in the 35 cities it covers. The index aims to inspire policymakers, the private sector and civil society to improve opportunities for youth aged 13 to 25. Are cities providing the enabling environment that supports the economic aspirations of youth? Are they making the proper investments and policy decisions to support youth and enable them to reap youth-driven dividends in the future?

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Global Youth Wellbeing Index: A Vietnam Case Study

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and International Youth Foundation (IYF)

Vietnam’s achievements in reducing poverty, boosting the economy, and creating early gains in youth development make it a real success story. Yet according to the report you are about to read, that trajectory of growth and development can only be sustained with more targeted investments in the country’s younger generation—in such areas as marketable skills training, expanded civic engagement opportunities, and attention to the specific challenges facing Vietnamese young women.

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Building the Talent Pipeline: An Implementation Guide

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

This implementation guide builds on the foundation set forth in the 2014 white paper, Managing the Talent Pipeline: A New Approach to Closing the Skills Gap, which identified how employers could leverage lessons learned from supply chain management and apply them to their education and workforce partnerships.

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