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Demand-Driven Training for youth employment programs build job-relevant skills valued by employers and useful for self-employment by offering both pre-employment skills development and some form of on-the- job training.

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Evaluation of Impact: The Rockefeller Foundation’s Digital Jobs Africa Initiative

The Rockafeller Foundation

In 2013, the United Nations projected that Africa would be home to over 40 percent of the global youth population by 2030. The challenge of how to successfully absorb these young people into the formal economy became top of mind for governments, policymakers and development practitioners.

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Creating Jobs Through Enterprise Development: Lessons From an Impact Study on Selected Projects from the Jobs Fund Enterprise Development Portfolio

The Jobs Fund

Small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMMEs) have been acknowledged as important contributors to economic growth and vehicles of job creation in both developed and developing countries. Furthermore, local communities can benefit from the presence of SMMEs as they assist in stabilising local economies, improving resilience, and providing a base of economic activity. 3 However, SMMEs tend to face a number of constraints that prohibit them from growing into sustainable businesses.

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Beyond Dividing Lines: The Reality of Youth-Led Peacebuilding in Afghanistan, Colombia, Libya and Sierra Leone

United Network of Young Peacebuilders

This report presents the findings of research carried out in Afghanistan, Colombia, Libya and Sierra Leone between January and October 2018 by the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY Peacebuilders) with the support of USAID’s YouthPower Learning Project. The project was undertaken in collaboration with four UNOY Peacebuilders member organisations: Afghans for Progressive Thinking, Fundación Escuelas de Paz, Together We Built It and Youth Participation in Peace and Development-Sierra Leone (YPPD-SL).

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Youth Protest Movements in Afghanistan: Seeking Voice and Agency

United States Institute of Peace
After the fall of the Taliban in 2001, Afghanistan’s new political order provided space for increased political participation, more education, and antiregime personal expression, some of which took the form of protest movements. Especially after the 2014 presidential election, high-profile youth protest movements became a notable element on the political scene, though none has yet proved sustainable. 
 
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Twinning in PVE: Modeling Employability Skills Training on Resiliency Framework

Making Cents International, RTI International, USAID

 

 

Making Cents International’s Youth Economic Opportunities Network (YEO Network) and RTI International co-hosted an interactive Apply It! Webinar. The webinar delved deeper into a conversation started at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit (GYEOS) in September 2018 about "CVE for PYD"  and USAID’s Kenya Youth Employment and Skills (K-YES) program.

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The Opportunity Puzzle: Piecing it together for youth to thrive in a changing world

The Youth Economic Opportunities Network

 

We live in a time of rapid economic, social, and environmental change. No group has a greater stake in the consequences of these global trends than the world’s 1.8 billion young people, the largest youth cohort in history. The majority of today’s youth population—nearly 90 percent—live in developing countries, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

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2019 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Orientation Webinar

Making Cents International's Youth Economic Opportunities Network
 
The annual GYEO Summit Call for Proposals is a competitive process open to all interested applicants working to advance youth economic opportunities. Summit speakers raise awareness about their work, share knowledge and encourage collaboration in our sector through practical, hands-on breakout sessions that connect to the Summit’s theme and technical tracks.
 
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New Directions: Creating Pathways for and with Opportunity Youth

Opportunity Youth Collaborative

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the Boston PIC and the Boston Opportunity Agenda brought together 200 institution leaders and community partners for the release of New Directions: Creating Career Pathways for and with Opportunity Youth. This report chronicles the Opportunity Youth Collaborative’s activities and lessons learned over its six-year effort to engage opportunity youth in career pathways.

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