Annex I: Acronyms

AGALI: Adolescent Girls’ Advocacy and Leadership Initiative

AGI: Adolescent Girls Initiative

AGYW: Adolescent girls and young women

AIM Youth: Advancing Integrated Microfinance for Youth

AIYD: Alliance for International Youth Development

AKF: Aga Kahn Foundation

ANSI: American National Standards Institute

ANTAM: Aneka Tambang

ARV: Antiretroviral

BEST: Business Enterprise Start-Up Tools

BYEP: Bangladesh Youth Employment Pilot

CAG: Coalition for Adolescent Girls

CF: Calvert Foundation

CC: Competitiveness Company

CGAP: Consultative Group to Assist the Poor

CAC: Community Advocacy Committee

CRS: Catholic Relief Services

CSD: Center for Social Development

CSR: Corporate social responsibility

CUE: Center for Universal Education

CYFI: Child and Youth Finance International

DFID: United Kingdom’s Department for International Development

DOT: Digital Opportunity Trust

EDC: Education Development Center

eEGRA: Electronic Early Grades Reading Assessment

EFA: Education for All

EFE: Education for Employment Foundation

EHELD: Excellence in Higher Education for Liberian Development

FEF: Financial Education Fund

GYEOC: Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference

HP: Hewlett Packard

HP LIFE: Hewlett Packard Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs

ICRW: International Center for Research on Women

ICT: Information Communications Technology

IDB: Inter-American Development Bank

I4A: Innovation for Africa

IGA: Income-generating activity

ILO: International Labour Organization

IVR: Interactive voice response

IYF: International Youth Foundation

IYWG: USAID’s Interagency Youth Working Group

IPA: Innovations in Poverty Action

ISESE: Innovative Secondary Education for Skills Enhancement

ITC: Information Technology and Communications

J-PAL: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

LIFE: Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs

LRQA: Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance

MEA-I: Micro-Enterprise Acceleration Institute

MENA: Middle East and North Africa

MGI: McKinsey Global Institute

MIF: Multilaterial Investment Fund

MOOC: Massive Open Online Course

NEETS: Not in employment, education, or training

NGO: Non-governmental organization

NRC: Norwegian Refugee Council

NUSAF: Northern Uganda Social Action Fund

OER: Open Educational Resources

OVC: Orphans and vulnerable children

PEG: USAID-Tijara Provincial Economic Growth

PRA: Participatory Rapid Appraisal

PWD: People with Disabilities

RCT: Randomized control trial

R4D: Research for Development

RSH: Reproductive and Sexual Health

SDA: Savings Demand Assessment

SES: Socio-economic standing

SME: Small and medium enterprises

SMS: Short Message Service

STEM: Science, technology, engineering, and math

SYLP: Somali Youth Livelihood Program

TVET: Technical and vocational education and training

USAID: United States Agency for International Development

VSLA: Village Savings and Loans Associations

WfD: Workforce Development

WRC: Women’s Refugee Commission

YBI: Youth Business International

YED: Youth Enterprise Development

YEO: Youth economic opportunities

YEN: Youth Employment Network

YES: Youth Employment Summit

YFS: Youth-inclusive financial services