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Effective Human Capital Development in a Changing World of Work

FHI 360

Youth unemployment is a problem that has reached crisis dimensions in the Middle East and North Africa, and a phenomenon of worrying magnitude almost everywhere else. Yet employment, writ large, has always been a primary concern of governments: fifty years ago, a survey of economic policies in nine Western countries put “full employment” at the top of the list of objectives. Governments have never had an easy time creating jobs; traditional policy instruments have always been quite limited and today’s political, environmental, and economic context makes it harder.

From the Source: Priority Funding Areas for Youth Economic Opportunities

Citi Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft, USAID, MIF

In these videos, funders, including Citi Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft, and USAID, provide a behind-the scenes look at their funding strategies. 

 

 

Apply It! Webinar: Five Easy Ways You Can Use Mobile Technology to Enhance Youth Livelihoods Projects

Souktel

What is the role of mobile tech in improving youth livelihoods in the Middle East? In this webinar, Jacob Korenblum, CEO of Souktel, shares lessons learned from years of improving youth livelihoods with mobile technology.

Project Impact Winners: Lessons from the field

Youth Employment Network (YEN)

The Youth Employment Network (YEN) is pleased to announce the winners of the Project Impact Lessons From the Field contest. Click on the project to view the Smart Notes from our winners to see how they made a difference to youth employment and business within their community.

YouthStart to exceed outreach target of 200,000 young savers

UNCDF, The MasterCard Foundation

The mid-term evaluation findings of YouthStart a UNCDF programme funded by Master Card Foundation

Art of the Possible #4: Databases

Chris Wood Associates

This is the fourth 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.

Mobiles for Youth Workforce Development Landscape Review

mEducation Alliance, USAID, Mastercard Foundation, Plan International

Youth make up 17 percent of the world’s population and 40 percent of the world’s unemployed, according to the International Labor Organization. A number of factors combine to make sustainable, decent employment an enormous challenge for youth the world over, including low levels of education and technical skills, slow job growth, lack of information about available jobs, and difficulties accessing financial capital to start small enterprises.

2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Interviews

Making Cents International and USAID

Watch interviews with panelists from the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference.

 

 

 

2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference Presentation Videos

Making Cents International

Watch video presentations of plenary and break-out sessions from the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference.

 

 

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