Workforce Connections, FHI 360
This report provides an overview of efforts of the African Union (AU) and its development partners to strengthen education in Africa, in the context of the urgent and growing youth employment challenge facing the Continent. It begins with an overview of the AU’s role, structure, and main strategic frameworks and priorities as they relate to youth employment and education.
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.
How to help young people transition into the labor market is receiving increased attention following the dramatic deterioration in employment among teens and young adults during and since the Great Recession.
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.
Center for Youth Program Quality
Imagine this scene- The public school district, city government, and local businesses have kicked off a citywide effort to build social and emotional learning (SEL) skills for adolescents in the City of Milwaukee. As part of the initiative, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) staff meet to discuss their response: How do we use the initiative as an opportunity to increase access for youth who we know are not being adequately served?
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneur’s (ANDE) and SAP
Liberia’s 14-year civil war resulted in immense levels of displacement and break-down of educational and economic systems. A consequent legacy is a large population of youth (defined in the Liberian context as those aged 15 to 35) with little formal education and few marketable skills. As a result, it is estimated that nearly eight out of ten youth suffer from either un- or underemployment.
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
Submission period now open until 13.00 GMT January 15, 2016
The 2016 WISE Awards will identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society. The Awards highlight initiatives found to be most creative and effective in finding solutions to education challenges at any level and in all environments. In bringing forward these models; WISE is helping build a network of recognized change-makers to inspire change in education.
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.