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Three Ways to Bridge the Employability Gap in the Developing World

Results for Development (R4D)

Re-posted with permission from R4D:

What are the skills needed for employability in the 21st century economy? And what innovative models are needed to deliver these skills to students?

Pushing the Limits: Lessons from CARE on Market Systems Approaches, Food Security, and Resilience

USAID and CARE

Grounded in an overview of CARE’s approach to resilience, this session featured evidence and lessons learned from some of CARE’s most successful market engagement initiatives.

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.

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.

Youth Economic Opportunities for Girls: 23 Resources for Day of the Girl

Making Cents International

With a population of nearly 7 billion people, adolescent girls, young women, and older women—in their multiple roles as workers, caregivers, and mothers—are critical to sustainable economic development. Talent is one of the most important determinants of competitiveness. Countries that can garner innovation and creativity, and leverage the economic participation of its entire population are more likely to succeed in today’s challenging global landscape.

EVENT - Economic Empowerment of Urban Refugee Youth: Key Findings & Recommendations from the 2013 Report by Women’s Refugee Commission

The Alliance for International Youth Development

The Women’s Refugee Commission will share the key findings and recommendations from its January, 2013 report on the Economic Empowerment of Refugee Youth, which draws in part from field assessments in Panama, Kenya and Egypt.

Saving for the Future: Youth Savings

Women's World Banking

Ana Laura lives in a low-income neighborhood in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. She opened her first “Mía” savings account at Banco ADOPEM in April 2011. She closely monitors the money she has in her account, keeping track of the number and size of deposits she makes.

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!

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