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YEN and ILO Know About Business Talk Entrepreneurship

YEN Marketplace, ILO's Know About Business

Starting in October, YEN and the ILO's Know About Business will be hosting a series of webinars about entrepreneurship. What specific topics do you think we should cover? Are you interested in writing a business plan, managing a team, financing your business, legal requirements, social enterprise...? Who would you like to hear from as a presenter?

Technical Training: Considerations in Adapting Learning Materials for Youth Economic Opportunities Programming

Making Cents International

This is a 1-day, experiential training course that explores considerations for adapting existing economic capacity building activities for young people. More specifically, participants will consider why adapt economic capacity building materials, different types of adaptations, and fitting new/adapted material into existing institution or project structures.  The touchstone of the training will be a hands-on exercise that allows participants to apply lessons learned from the workshop to an existing curriculum. By the end of the workshop, participants will leave with a curriculum adaptation action plan that speaks to the economic capacity building needs of a particular target group.

Press Release: Only Scalable Strategies Will Solve the Youth Crisis, ManpowerGroup Reports

ManpowerGroup

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce solutions and World Economic Forum (WEF) strategic partner, released a report today at Making Cents International's Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference that calls on governments to closely collaborate with companies and educators in developing and scaling the massive initiatives needed to increase the number of work opportunities available for young people.

Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) launches new youth training - Give Youth a Chance: An Agenda for Action

Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF)

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) is pleased to announce the launch of its new youth training strategy, Give Youth a Chance: An Agenda for Action at Making Cents International's 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. MIF general manager Nancy Lee will discuss the key lessons learned from past projects, and present highlights of the new strategy, including the New Employment Opportunities initiative, a public-private alliance that will bring successful youth training models to one million youth in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

Press Release: UNCDF and The MasterCard Foundation Release Initial Findings from Ten Pilot Tests of Financial and Non-financial Services for African Youth

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), YouthSave

The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and The MasterCard Foundation today released a new publication titled Assessing New Youth-Focused Products: Pilot Testing Financial and Non-financial Services for Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa. The paper is based on the experiences of 10 financial service providers in Sub-Saharan Africa that are part of YouthStart, and synthesizes key recommendations, technical considerations and best practices when launching new youth-focused services. It was launched at a panel discussion at Making Cents International’s 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference, which was facilitated by YouthStart Program Manager, Maria Perdomo. . The Conference is the biggest international forum on youth financial inclusion.

Save the Date: Colombia-OECD-World Bank Conference on Financial Education

OECD

We are pleased to inform you that registration is now open for the forthcoming Colombia-OECD-World Bank Conference on Financial Education, which will take place on 31 October and 1 November 2012 at the Hilton Hotel in Cartagena, Colombia.

Competition Launch: What's Working?

YEN Marketplace, Making Cents International

Youth employment is now a priority in most regions of the world. There is growing focus and investment on youth employment programs, but at the moment there is limited evidence on what works, which leads to low impact and wasted resources. According to the World Bank, as much as 40% of youth employment projects have no impact on labour market outcomes for youth.

The Jobs Knowledge Platform Launches Youth Employment Videos

Jobs Knowledge Platform, World Bank

Young people from around the world share their thoughts on what a job means to them, and how they would alleviate youth unemployment.

Call for Resources: AIYD Resource Library

Alliance for International Youth Development

The Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD) is please to announce the upcoming launch of its brand new website. Available to members and non-members, AIYD wants your reports, policy papers, and guides for youth development to be featured in AIYD’s online Resource Library!

Contact us to share your tools.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Launches Report "Investing in a Youth Dividend"

The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

In early 2012, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) published a landmark report entitled, “Investing in a Youth Dividend: An analysis of donor strategies for youth and livelihoods in conflict and crisis.”

The International Rescue Committee is pleased to hold a special session at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference to engage donors featured in the report to discuss future plans and commitments for youth and livelihoods programming.

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