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Youth: Part of the Poverty Solution

Microcredit Summit Campaign

This blog post was written by Fabiola Diaz, Events Manager at the Microcredit Summit Campaign. She attended the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference on Thursday, September 13, 2012.

What Martha Stewart Didn't Tell You

Making Cents International

I like to cook. In my experience, there are not a lot of recipes that can be successfully developed and served anywhere in the world. Depending on where I am, certain ingredients can be hard to find. Context matters (it’s hard to get water to boil at high altitudes!). However, there are some key ingredients that make any dish a success. Personally, I have never had anything wrapped in bacon that didn’t taste delicious!

Insights from the 2012 Youth Economic Opportunities Conference

Microlinks

Microlinks partnered with Making Cents International to provide coverage of this year's Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. The event, held in Washington, DC on September 11-13, focused on youth enterprise development; youth-inclusive financial services and capabilities; workforce development; monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment; and adolescent girls and young women. View photos from the event or read one of the blog post recaps from various conference sessions and plenaries.

Youth Economic Opportunities Conference: Are donors really ready to pay for what they say they most value? Part II

Making Cents International

These observations are provided by David James-Wilson (Making Cents International), an experienced youth work professional with a 25-year track record in the design and delivery of innovative youth livelihood and non-formal education services. Read part I of David's post here.

Are Donors Really Ready to Pay for What They Say They Most Value?

Making Cents International

These observations are provided by David James-Wilson (Making Cents International), an experienced youth work professional with a 25-year track record in the design and delivery of innovative youth livelihood and non-formal education services. David has managed multi-disciplinary work readiness, education, and enterprise development teams in government and non-government settings; and is well versed in the interplay between government policy, the development and funding of new services, and building the capacity of lead institutions to take innovative youth programs to scale.

Working Together to Create Enabling Environments for Youth

ManpowerGroup

This blog post was written by Branka Minic, the Director of Global Corporate Affairs at Manpower. She will be speaking at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference on Wednesday, September 12 within the workforce development track. Other tracks include enterprise development, youth-inclusive financial services, gender, and monitoring and evaluation.

What is Project Success?

Multilateral Investment Fund-IDB

Many projects are called failure simply because “projects are projects”

Even having spent 15 years in an international development institution, I am still hesitant to make judgment whether a project should be called a success or not – simply I don’t know how. To illustrate why not, let me do a comparative analysis on hypothetical projects A and B – both are of US$1 million and designed to support youth business creation. I do not want to sound presumptuous, but these are extracted from the real cases based on my ample experiences.

As Good as it Gets? Getting Policy and Regulation to Work for (not against) Youth Financial Services

UNCDF, GCAP, Central of the Philippines, Child and Youth Finance International

This year, at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference organized by Making Cents International, UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), the Central Bank of Philippines and Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) are joining forces to share their experiences, insights, and tools for influencing and adapting policies to improve youth access to financial services. 

Replicating Youth Financial Services: Applying Lessons Learned and New Innovations

Womens World Banking

Blog #6 in a special series for the 2012 Youth Economic Opportunities Conference
September 11-13, 2012 | Washington, DC
www.youtheconomicopportunities.org

Ryan Newton is the Senior Associate for Youth Savings at Women’s World Banking (WWB). In this role, Ryan is responsible for managing and growing the youth savings practice at WWB.

How do you target young people effectively? Start by knowing how they spend their time

FHI 360

Diana Rutherford, Research and Evaluation Specialist in FHI 360’s Economic Development and Livelihood Department, has been researching child well-being for five years as part of the STRIVE program, funded by USAID’s Displaced Children and Orphans Fund and managed by FHI 360.

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