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New USAID Policy on Youth in Development

USAID

Welcome Call to Action: Working with Youth in Development

Plan International USA

As an active member of the Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD), Plan International USA applauds USAID on the launch of the Youth in Development Policy! Along with many others in the development community, Plan has been anxiously awaiting the Policy’s launch. Plan’s work focuses on empowering children and youth in 50 developing countries, and this Policy offers an important reinforcement of the need to engage this population for lasting impact. We also congratulate Maame Yankah, a Youth Ambassador for Plan, for her participation in the Policy Launch Event, but more importantly for her many contributions to communities in Ghana and the US.

Lessons on Youth Leadership from Garissa, Kenya

Education Development Center

Many of us youth development practitioners have been eagerly anticipating the release of USAID’s youth policy with the hope that it will increase awareness of the importance of youth issues to development. I know from EDC’s work around the world how integral youth are to economic, social and political development.

USAID's Youth in Development Policy: A Timely Opportunity to Rethink Rural and Agricultural Programming

Making Cents International

We applaud USAID’s new Youth Policy for recognizing the central role that youth should play in development strategies.  Turning this policy into action at the mission and programmatic level is our next challenge.  USAID Feed the Future and rural development initiatives in particular should consider how youth can be better integrated into strategies and specific program design. 

Elevating a Demographic on the Rise

USAID

Message from the Senior Adviser and Chair, Youth Policy Task Team, Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning on education and employment, health care and family life, and civic engagement and political participation.

Kickstarting Youth Entrepreneurship: An Answer to Youth Unemployment?

ODI and Youth Business International

Youth unemployment is a global problem.  A recent OECD report reveals that the average rate of youth unemployment in OECD countries is 16% while the troubled economies of Greece and Spain are struggling with youth jobless rates above 50 per cent.  In Africa, an increasingly youthful population needs more opportunities to make a living, an issue deemed so relevant to the future development of the continent it was the primary focus of this year’s Afr

Kathmandu: A Dramatic Setting for First PLP Training on Youth Financial Services

MEDA

Kathmandu, located high in the Himalayas in a bowl-shaped valley in central Nepal, recently provided a dramatic setting for the first of four training sessions on youth financial services provided as part of SEEP’s Reaching Scale in Youth Financial Services Practitioner Learning Program (PLP), which started 2.5 years ago.

The Youth Livelihoods Alliance: Joining Forces for Economic Opportunity

United States Department of State

As I speak with young people from around the globe, I find striking similarities. They are full of innovation, creativity, and talent. People under 30 are the first generation of youth that can consider themselves a global entity. They see themselves as global citizens and want to connect and help one another.

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!

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