Applications are invited for Asia Exchange Scholarships to pursue study abroad program in one of Asian partner universities for one semester. Students from Australia; Austria; Belgium; Canada; The Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; The Netherlands; Norway; Sweden; Switzerland and USA are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Asia Exchange enables students to take part in study abroad semesters and internships in Asia. They increase internationalization and streamline student mobility in a convenient and affordable way.
International Development Youth Forum
Applications are invited for the International Development Youth Forum in Japan on March 12 – 19, 2017. in 2013, was founded to provide the chance for youths with the interest in international development to meet each other, to know the situation in other countries, to share different ideas, and to create output for better society together. Despite of the great success in 2016, IDYF2017 will go beyond that of the previous forum by welcoming many highly motivated youths, who are willing to “design our future” with us in Tokyo, Japan.
Asian Youth Leaders Travel and Learning Camp
AYLTLC aims to bring student leaders worldwide, through engaging activities, to enhance their abilities in cross-cultural interaction and cooperation, which will further equip them to be effective leaders. In addition, participants will be able to understand more about Singapore – a multiracial, multilingual and multicultural society from various perspectives. Nevertheless, what they will learn here may not only be unique to Singapore, but also applicable to their home countries as well as the increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.
The World Bank
The Latin American Economic Outlook 2017 analyses the attitudes, challenges and opportunities of Latin America’s youth. Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) aged 15 to 29 number more than 163 million – around a quarter of the region’s total population. The region’s once promising economy is now slowing down, challenging the social, political and economic progress of the last decade. As such, young people stand at a crossroads, embodying the region’s promise and perils.
Hundreds of thousands of British youngsters are about to flood the entrepreneurship market. According to UnLtd, more than half of young people posses the ambition of starting their own company, which translates to unprecedented growth in the number of companies run by those youngsters. In pursuit of the dream perpetuated by start-up culture, they are equipped with revolutionary ideas such as a condom key chain and a "social media site which, unlike Facebook, would finally allow us to see who visited our page and thus identify obsessive followers"
The Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony Elumelu says Africa’s quest for breaking the cycle of poverty and dependency could only be achieved if it injects the spirit of entrepreneurship into its youthful population. To this end, his Foundation has set up the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, which is a 10-year programme worth $ 100 million to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 entrepreneurs, capable of changing the face of business across Africa.
University of Cape Town (UCT) academics who in the initial stages were tentatively doubtful about the likely success of the employment tax incentive, are "cautiously positive" that it has improved the employment of young workers. In a submission on the incentive, the UCT development policy research unit's Prof Haroon Bhorat and Amy Thornton recommended that it should be extended, as proposed by the Treasury.
Yahoo Finance Canada
Just 10.1 per cent of Germany’s young workers, between the ages of 20 and 24, are not in school or out of work. That impressive figure places the country among the world’s leaders in youth employment. And, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, if all member countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development lowered their youth NEET rates (not in education, employment or training) to near German levels they could stand to gain about $1.1 trillion in gross domestic product across the board.
International Labor Organization
The report, Non-standard employment around the world: Understanding challenges, shaping prospects , highlights the policies needed to improve the quality of non-standard jobs. The report finds that there has been a rise in non-standard forms of employment (NSFE) globally, including increases in temporary work, part-time work, temporary agency work and subcontracting, dependent self-employment and disguised employment relationships.
The World Bank
Numbers don’t lie. That’s why, in our day-to-day lives, we rely heavily on numbers from household surveys, from national accounts, and from other traditional sources to describe the world around us: to calculate, to compare, to measure, to understand economic and social trends in the countries where we work. But do we perhaps rely too much on numbers to gain an understanding of people’s lives and the societies in which they live? Do numbers really tell us the whole story, or give us the full picture?