Advance Youth Employment with Structured Experiential Learning and Evaluative Thinking (part 2)

Save the Children

Following the first and second blog, this is part 2 of the conversation between Structured Experiential Learning (SEL) and Evaluative Thinking (ET), led by Save the Children, CRS and CORE. Let’s see what challenges we could have when applying SEL and ET, how SEL and ET can help in the change management process, and what resources they need. Applying Structured Experiential Learning (SEL) to a pre-mature M&E system could be a challenge. It is because SEL is built on tight feedback loops between generating and using data to inform project implementation decisions, for adaptive management. 

Finding Employment for Young People of All Abilities

Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE)

Originally published by the World Bank

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
In every society globally, unemployment rates for persons with disabilities are higher than for people without disabilities. The International Labor Organization reports that, in some Asia-Pacific countries, the unemployment rate of people living with disabilities is over 80%. 

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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How to Teach a Girl to Farm, and Transform Her Life in the Process

Modern Farmer

Originally published by Modern Farmer

In the beautiful backwaters of West Bengal, one of the poorest parts of India and therefore the world, tens of thousands of teenage girls await their fates.

Professional Fellows Program

U.S. Department of State

Hosted by the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication/Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth (CCEW) in collaboration with BRAC University’s Center for Entrepreneurship Development, Dhaka, Bangladesh, BRAC Myanmar, Yangon, Burma and Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad, India.

Application deadline: December 1, 2015
Application available online

Al Amal Rural Youth Case Study

Making Cents International

With funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and in partnership with Silatech, Making Cents International is implementing the IFAD Rural Youth Economic Empowerment Program (RYEEP); a three-year grant to increase employment and self-employment of young people aged 15-35 in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) countries of Egypt, Yemen, Morocco and Tunisia.

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We Got This: A Call to Action for Youth Employment

Opporunity Nation

Starting today, every one of us can work together and take concrete steps to ensure young Americans are thriving in their jobs, schools and communities. Generated by the priorities of our diverse, cross-sector coalition and an extensive listening tour with key partners, Opportunity Nation is releasing our plan to tackle the U.S. youth employment crisis: WE GOT THIS.

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SKYE Project Coaching Survey Report

Education Development Center (EDC)

Coaching is not a standalone intervention. Research demonstrates that youth who have someone that encourages them and believes in their skills and abilities is in a better position to achieve their goals. Coaching is a key component of the USAID-funded SKYE Project in Guyana. The project recruits full-time coaches to support youth during the work-readiness training and in their job search.

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