Other Platforms

The Youth Economic Opportunities learning platform collaborates with a variety of advocacy and learning platforms to provide you with the most pertinent information and resources. Related platforms include:

Child & Youth Finance International
This global community is dedicated do to children and youth’s financial inclusion and education. The Child and Youth Finance Movement exists to initiate, leverage and coordinate a global, multi stakeholder approach to child and youth financial issues and provide financial education and protection for children in all the countries of the world. http://childfinanceinternational.org.

The Coalition for Adolescent Girls
The Coalition for Adolescent Girls brings together more than 30 international organizations that design, implement and evaluate programs that benefit girls throughout the developing world who are trapped in cycles of poverty. The Coalition provides a platform for organizations to share information, tools, and resources; to find points of intersection and opportunities for collaboration; build technical capacity; and to strategize on best practices. http://www.coalitionforadolescentgirls.org/.

Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD)
AIYD is a community of practice and an advocacy force consisting of leading U.S.-based youth and community development organizations. The Alliance provides an opportunity for engaged organizations and individuals to share and discuss effective practices, and to advocate for and inform policies that support and affect youth. The Alliance calls for international donors, including the United States Government, to make informed and targeted investments that make the difference between success and failure for young people globally. www.aiyd.wordpress.com.

Microlinks captures new learning in microenterprise development, disseminates it among practitioners, USAID mission staff, and other donors, and connects those actors to each other in order to improve development outcomes around the world. Using a knowledge-driven approach to microenterprise development, Microlinks aims to extend and multiply the impact of the learning and innovation developed through microenterprise research and practice. http://microlinks.kdid.org/.

Preparing for Work
Preparing for Work is an online resource collection under EQUIP3 that highlights materials and training curricula that have been effectively used to provide out-of-school youth in developing countries with work readiness and life skills, as well as examples of competency-based vocational training materials. http://www.preparing4work.org/.

Youth Employment Network Marketplace
The Youth Employment Network (YEN)’s agenda focuses on promoting culture of results measurement for youth employment policies and programs trying to broaden the evidence on what works and fostering informed policymaking. In addition, YEN aims to promote innovation and youth participation through youth challenge funds and at brokering partnerships through an online space for the global youth employment community. http://www.yenmarketplace.org/.

The Jobs Knowledge Platform
The Jobs Knowledge Platform (JKP) aims to share ideas and knowledge through events and interactive website. JKP’s website enables analysts, policymakers, and the broader public to communicate and learn through databases including blogs, data pages, and experiences from the field. https://www.jobsknowledge.org/Pages/Home.aspx.

The SEEP Network
The SEEP Network and the SEEP Community connects microenterprise practitioners from around the world to develop practical guidance and tools, build capacity, and help set standards to advance our common vision: a sustainable income in every household. The Seep Community website includes photos from the field, the SEEP Community blog, polls about the industry, and forums for practitioners to discuss microenterprise topics and exchange ideas. http://www.seepnetwork.org/youth-and-financial-services-working-group-pages-10013.php.

World’s Financial Challenge
The World's Financial Challenge is a movement that believes every young person should have access to a safe place to save their money. Wofcha.org includes features such as forums, polls, photos, videos and games as an interactive tool for policy makers and workers in the field.  www.Wofcha.org.

The Forum for Youth Investment
The Forum for Youth Investment is a nonprofit, nonpartisan "action tank" dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are ready for college, work and life. The Forum forges innovative ideas, strategies and partners to strengthen solutions for young people and those who care about them. The Forum moves ideas to impact by bringing research, policy and practice knowledge and perspectives into all of its work, working with leaders across all systems and sectors from the frontline to the state house, and working with partners at the national, state and local levels. http://www.forumfyi.org/about.

The Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education
The Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education website is a resource for teachers, instructors, youth leaders, program developers and others who help students of all ages find their own entrepreneurial opportunities. The Consortium’s website includes news about youth entrepreneurship, a forum for discussion and webinars. http://www.entre-ed.org/.

Development Gateway
Development Gateway is a non-profit organization that delivers information solutions to the people on the front lines of international development work. Development Gateway offers tools and advisory services to empower government policy makers when deciding how to invest scarce resources, aid workers building schools and clinics, and citizens who want to have a voice in the development process. Working behind the scenes to enable others to make a difference, the Development Gateway provides case studies, annual reports, and out-of-the-box technology tools for international development workers. www.developmentgateway.org.

Microfinance Gateway
A service of CGAP, the Microfinance Gateway is a comprehensive online resource for the global community dedicated to advancing financial services for the poor. Including a virtual library, training and events, and featured articles Microfinance Gateway is an important tool for practitioners in the microfinance industry. http://www.microfinancegateway.org/.

The Youth Employment Network

YEN works to engage, educate and motivate actors to provide improved employment opportunities for youth. It is a platform and service provider focusing on policy advice, innovative pilot projects, knowledge sharing, and brokering partnerships. YEN makes use of its core agency partners’ know how and resources and ensures youth participation in delivering its services.  http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/yen/

TakingITGlobal is an online community providing a space for youth discussion, cross-cultural social networking, and access to resources that increase young people's capacity as agents of global change. TIG connects youth to both the global issues that affect us all, and the tools to solve the world's greatest problems. http://www.tigweb.org/.

You Think!
You Think! is an interactive online platform gathering information about global issues, compiling research, knowledge, and experiences gathered by the World Bank and experts on international development. http://youthink.worldbank.org/.
Entrepreneur Oasis
EntreOasis is a central source of information, resources, and social networking for the global entrepreneurship community. This online platform provides information about entrepreneurship, becoming and entrepreneur, problem solving and resources for facilitators who wish to assist entrepreneurship. http://entreoasis.com/en/.

Entrepreneurship.org was formed as a free, online international resource designed to help build entrepreneurial economies. Entrepreneurship.org features a vast array of content and resources to assist entrepreneurs, business mentors, policy makers, academics and investors through each phase of the entrepreneurial process. The content ranges from resources entrepreneurs need to launch a company to policies and research that has been conducted regarding entrepreneurship. http://www.entrepreneurship.org/.

FindYouthInfo.gov is composed of representatives from 17 federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth. The website provides interactive tools and other resources to help youth-serving organizations and community partnerships plan, implement, and participate in effective programs for youth. http://www.findyouthinfo.gov/.

Eldis is a knowledge service that aims to share the best in development, policy, practice, and research. Eldis.org includes resource guides, country profiles, newsletters, and 26,000 full text documents free to download. http://www.eldis.org/.

Society for International Development
Society for International Development (SID) is a global forum of individuals and institutions concerned with sustainable economic, social and political development. SID-Washington achieves its mission as a forum for the development community through regional and topical workgroup events, monthly chapter events, and special programs. SID-Washington also holds three annual events, including a conference on relevant trends and issues in international development, a career fair for entry-level and mid-level professionals, and a gala dinner that celebrates standout achievements in our field. http://www.sidw.org/.

The United Nations Social Development Network
The United Nations Social Development Network (UNSDN) is a web portal and global platform for sharing knowledge, experiences and best practices in social development from around the globe. It rovides a one-stop shop where stakeholders of the network can find information and knowledge on social development. The UNSDN website Provides an interactive, inclusive Internet-link network for stakeholders to share documents, lessons on best practices and develop joint work platforms, showcases some of the most innovative and successful projects in social development, promotes capacity-building in developing countries and economies in transition by promoting knowledge and information in the area of social development. http://unsdn.org/.


Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment

The Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment was set-up by the Youth Employment Network to provide technical and financial support to qualified organizations to design and conduct an impact evaluation. The Fund will operate for 5 years (2010-2014) and will run an annual call for proposals asking youth employment projects to submit evaluation proposals.  http://yenclinic.groupsite.com/main/summary