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Overview of Child Development Accounts in Developing Countries

School of Advanced International Studies Johns Hopkins University, Center for Social Development, New America Foundation

This paper offers a review of Child Development Accounts in developing countries, including the types of institutions offering CDAs, and design features and delivery mechanisms common among such accounts. The paper concludes with implications of this analysis for policymakers and researchers.

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The Business of Empowering Women

McKinsey & Company

This paper draws on insights from interviews with more than 50 leaders and experts in the private and social sectors who focus on women’s economic empowerment, as well as a global survey of nearly 2,300 senior private sector executives, soliciting their views on their organizations’ current and prospective involvement in women’s economic empowerment in developing countries and emerging markets. Particular sections of this publication specifically address the need to support and invest in adolescent girl’s growth in education and business training.

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Asset building in Puerto Rico: A study of Children’s Development Accounts in Caguas

Center for the New Economy, Center for Social Development

In this paper, the author examines the establishment and operations of a CDA program in Caguas, Puerto Rico, testing whether asset-building policies can provide a new approach to social welfare in Latin American countries and Hispanic communities in the United States.

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“Manufacturing” Talent for the Human Age

Manpower Group

The goal of this paper is to help employers who reduced their workforce size during the recession and are now affected by the current global talent shortage. It presents the results of Manpower Group’s 2011 Annual Talent Shortage Survey of nearly 40,000 employers across 39 countries and territories and looking at a long-term workforce strategy that distinguishes “just in time hiring” and “on-demand” talent.

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Investing in Young People: Jobless generation hungry for change

Financial Times

This article is part of the Financial Times special report “Investing in Young People 2012.” It highlights the growing joblessness rates in youth around the world.

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Institutionalizing Youth Financial Services to Achieve Scale

SEEP Network, FINCA Uganda, Hatton National Bank

In this technical note, FINCA Uganda and Hatton National Bank Sri Lanka (HNB) explore key components and issues around the institutionalization of youth financial services, based on their individual experiences. Topics that are explored include key considerations, steps, and challenges of institutionalization. While some universal aspects of institutionalization are covered, this document primarily examines differences in institutionalizing youth financial products as opposed to financial products targeted to non-youth.

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INCREASING THE EMPLOYABILITY OF DISADVANTAGED YOUTH: RESPONDING TO THE IMPACT OF THE FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC CRISIS

International Labour Organization (ILO)

This draft technical note looks at ways to enhance the employment potential of disadvantaged young people so that they can more readily enter (or re-enter) the labor market as countries rebound from the global economic crisis.

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Highest Youth Unemployment Ever: An Interview with ILO Economist Sara Elder

International Labour Organization (ILO)

In 2009 global youth unemployment reached its highest level on record, and is expected to increase through 2010, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a new report issued to coincide with the launch of the UN International Youth Year on 12 August. ILO TV interviews the report's author, ILO economist Sara Elder.

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Characterizing the school-to-work transitions of young men and women: Evidence from the ILO School-to-work transition surveys

International Labour Organization

The ILO is committed to helping Governments and social partners in identifying main employment issues and in designing and implementing integrated policy responses. As part of this work, the ILO seeks to enhance the capacity of national and local level institutions to undertake evidence-based analysis that feeds social dialogue and the policymaking process. To assist member States in building a knowledge base on youth employment that helps better and informed policy-making, the ILO has designed a methodology referred to as a “school-to-work transition survey” (SWTS).The SWTS was developed to quantify the relative ease or difficulty faced by young people in “transiting” to a job that meets the basic criteria of “decency”, namely a job that provides the worker with a sense of permanency, security and personal satisfaction.

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Fact Sheet: Youth employment

The United Nations

This fact sheet discusses youth employment.

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