Center for Social Development, George Warren Brown School of Social Work
The project is an initiative of the YouthSave Consortium led by Save the Children (SC) in partnership with the Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St. Louis, the New America Foundation, and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP). Research partners (RPs) in the field include Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana, Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), and New ERA in Nepal.
As part of the NEN Close Up series, the Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia Division hosted a knowledge sharing event on rural youth and economic empowerment in the Near East and North Africa. Through a regional grant, IFAD is partnering with Making Cents International, a social enterprise based in Washington DC, and Silatech, a social initiative working to create opportunities for young people throughout the Arab world, to help increase the employment and self-employment opportunities of more than 18,000 young people of ages 15-35.
The MasterCard Foundation and The Boulder Institute of Microfinance
As a follow-up to The MasterCard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion held this past July in Turin, in association with the Boulder Institute of Microfinance, the 2014 Post-Symposium Report has been released, which highlights key sessions and takeaways from the event.
What does the ICT revolution really have to offer to learners in developing countries? At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference, participants had the opportunity to learn how public education systems - particularly secondary education - can contribute to preparing youth for transition to careers in the digital economy, and how teachers and students alike can benefit from using ICT to modernize pedagogy and make classrooms more effective.
At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Freedom from Hunger presents Increase Your Sales Mobile Guide which makes it possible for frontline workers with little or no literacy skills to deliver impactful business education sessions to group members in their communities.