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Youth Entrepreneurship and Agriculture: MEDA’s Youth Extension Officer Model

MEDA

MEDA's EFACE project in Ethiopia was presented under the Youth Enterprise Development Track at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. The project aims to provide livelihood opportunities for youth and to increase household resiliency through increased knowledge of and access to agricultural inputs.

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Armajaro Trading Limited Overview

Armajaro Trading

Armajaro Trading Ltd. drew on examples from their cocoa division in youth involvement in value chains under the Youth Enterprise Development track at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Armajaro Trading is a supply chain manager in the agri-commodities sector for cocoa, coffee and sugar in 22 countries globally.

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Source Trust: Improving Crop Yields and Quality

Source Trust

Source Trust presented their approach to providing rural farming communities with good agricultural practices and training for more sustainable practices under the Youth Enterprise Development track at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference.

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Keeping Youth Financial Services from Becoming Risky Business

Save the Children

Save the Children presented their YouthSave project under the Monitoring and Evaluation track at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Potential risks that youth financial service clients may face -- for example, due to holding or carrying cash or expropriation of savings by adults – has received relatively little discussion in the YFS field.

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Ninaweza: An impact evaluation of a youth employability program in Kenya

School-to-School International

School-to-school international addressed the correlations between life skills acquisition and economic, educational, and social outcomes for youth under the Monitoring and Evaluation track at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Learn the results from a randomized control trial conducted in Nairobi that examined the role of life skills acquisition in employment outcomes.

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Preventing Youth Violence and Dropout: A Randomized Field Experiment

University of Pennsylvania

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania addressed the challenge of improving life outcomes for disadvantaged youth under the Monitoring and Evaluation track at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. This resource presents results from a randomized control trial conducted on the South Side of Chicago that looked at the educational and social outcomes of a holistic youth development intervention.

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Child-level Impacts of Economic Strengthening: What is the Evidence?

USAID, FHI360 and Women's Refugee Commission

Until recently, the development community has operated with the assumption that greater household economic wellbeing leads to improved child wellbeing, but the evidence base for this effect is thin and mixed. Learn about the evidence and rising best practices for examining the effects of economic strengthening programs on children and youth. Provide input in a discussion of how projects affect children and youth, and then discuss how best to measure those effects and examine the causal pathways.

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Winning the Lottery: Fairness in Youth Workforce Programs

JBS International

JBS International presented findings on how lottery-based concepts can be used to design greater equity in the access to workforce development programs under the Monitoring and Evaluation track at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Conference. Caroline Fawcett examined the fairness in selection of participants to youth workforce programs, and identified the red-flags of "unfairness".

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Girls Empowered by Microfranchise Program (GEM)

IRC, Innovations for Poverty Action, World Bank and Population Council

The IRC along with research partners Innovations for Poverty Action, The World Bank and Population Council shared the results of their initial evaluation of the IRC Girls Empowered by Microfranchise Program (GEM) in Nairobi, Kenya at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference under the Gender track. Microfranchise has recently become a popular approach to job creation for young people but little is known about its effectiveness and potential impact on girls.

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Employer Involvement in Developing Industry-Based Training & Certifications

Management & Training Corporation

Management & Training Corporation presented under the Workforce Development track at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. They identified to participants ways employer engagement can assist in workforce development training and certification.

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