Solutions for Youth Employment: A Unique Way of Fostering Private Sector Involvement

Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE)

A Good Job means equality. A Good Job means opportunity. A good job means excitement. A Good Job means sustainability. These are just a few of the descriptions of a “Good Job” that we heard from youth and others in attendance at last October’s launch event for Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) coalition.

It was at this event that S4YE unveiled a vision for a world where all youth have access to work opportunities that empower them to escape poverty, thus boosting shared prosperity worldwide. An urgent challenge.  A massive opportunity.  

African Innovation Award 2015

Africa Innovation Award


Are you between the ages of 18 & 40? Do you have a revolutionary idea in Education, Science & Technology, Agricultural/Agribusiness, Healthcare and Energy? How about a solution that can improve the lives of millions of people on the African continent?

From Complaints to Collaboration: Salvadoran Industry and Higher Education Form Cluster Partnership to Improve Talent Pipeline in Information and Communications Technology

RTI International

El Salvador’s first-ever Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Industry-Higher Education Cluster was launched in March 2015, the first of several clusters formed by industry partners and higher education institutions (HEIs) in different economic sectors (e.g. energy, manufacturing, agro-industry, and health).

#YouthEO Twitter Chat: Scale in Practice

Making Cents International

There are over 1.1 billion young people in the world who need to be able to find good jobs, start and grow businesses, gain access to appropriate financial services and overall, participate in the global economy.But how can development practitioners and private and public sector actors meet the growing demand for youth economic opportunity? 

The Digital Jobs Africa Network: Increasing Effectiveness through Knowledge Exchange

Making Cents International

Making Cents International is forming and facilitating a network of organizations who offer demand-driven training for digital jobs and job placement to disadvantaged, high potential youth. The network is comprised of 16 of The Rockefeller Foundation’s Digital Jobs Africa (DJA) grantees and partners in Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. The network kicked off in October 2014.

How can we fix ‘DIS’ system? Approaches to the Demand, Intermediation and Supply Nexus of Youth Employment Projects

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation

Part 1: Why project implementers should move to the backseat and let their partners take the wheel: an example from Bosnia’s IT sector 


Connecting Talent with Opportunity in the Digital Age

New America Foundation
Jun 4, 2015 (09:15am)

Connecting individuals with productive and fulfilling work is one of the most basic functions of any economy. But labor markets in countries around the world are increasingly unable to keep up rapid changes in the economy. In the aftermath of the Great Recession, millions of people cannot find work, yet companies in sectors from technology to health care cannot find people to fill open positions. Many individuals across countries feel overqualified or underutilized by their current jobs.

Digital Youth Summit

Peshawar 2.0, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IT Board and the World Bank
May 7, 2015 (All day) to May 9, 2015 (All day)

The Digital Youth Summit is a tech conference and startup expo which was organised in Pakistan in May 2014. It’s main objective is to bring together the next generation of digital innovators in Pakistan, with a primary focus on technology entrepreneurship, on-line work and ‘tech for social’ innovation.