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Infographic: International Financial Inclusion Funding

CGAP

In 2012, at least $29 billion was committed by international funders to advance more inclusive financial systems in developing countries.

Startup Weekend 2014

Startup Weekend

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups!

The Urgency and Opportunity of Global Youth Workforce Development

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Reposted here with permission from CSIS
Original Posting Date: Jan 23, 2014

This commentary is a follow-up to the CSIS Chevron Forum on Global Youth Workforce Development on January 15th, which the authors participated in. The video of the event can be watched here.

How to Create Economic Opportunities and Jobs for Youth in 2014

Brookings

Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the fastest growing youth populations in the world.  The absolute number of working-age Africans will grow by 14 million in 2014 alone.  Countries in the region are looking to take advantage of this demographic dividend—a situation where there are more working-age members of the population than dependents or non-working-age members of the population.

In Case You Missed It: Key Take-Aways from "Youth Engagement in Economic Opportunities in Rural Areas" ApplyIt! Webinar

Making Cents International

Making Cents International organized this webinar to offer practical strategies and tools for engaging young people in rural development initiatives.

Making Cents International's Apply It! Rural Webinar Series

Making Cents International

 

Apply It! Rural Youth Webinar Series was designed as a continuation of the “Spotlight on Rural Youth” from the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. The conference convened more than 400 participants from over 50 countries and included a "Deep Dive into Economic Opportunities for Rural Youth". You can look forward to more sessions on this and other priority topics such as youth employment opportunities in the technology and hospitality sectors at the 2014 conference.

In Case You Missed It: Apply It! Webinar with Chemonics “Moving from Mobile Money to Digital Financial Services for Financial Inclusion”

Chemonics International

Learn about the latest  efforts for greater financial inclusion as John Owens from Chemonics International shares updates on the growing shift from mobile money to broader digital financial services to promote financial inclusion. The broader services includes electronic funds transfers, debit/ATM cards, and agent banking.

Technical Brief on Why Measuring Child-Level Impacts Can Help Achieve Lasting Economic Change

Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), FHI 360

Why should economic strengthening (ES) projects monitor and measure how they affect children? Until recently, the development community has largely assumed that greater household economic welfare also leads to improved wellbeing for children. While evidence indicates that there is a correlation between increased household economic welfare and child wellbeing, studies have also shown that in the short-term, household economic activities may have no or even negative impacts on children’s wellbeing, such as risks of decreased school attendance or increased child labor.  

Art of the Possible #7: Technology Decisions

Chris Wood Associates

This is the seventh and final entry from Chris Wood in the "Art of the Possible: Technology and Tools for Improved Monitoring and Evaluation" blog series, which covers design, data collection, databases, analysis, and using your results.

Art of the Possible #6: Visual Analysis

Chris Wood Associates

This is the sixth entry from Chris Wood in the "Art of the Possible: Technology and Tools for Improved Monitoring and Evaluation" blog series, which covers design, data collection, databases, analysis, and using your results.

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