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From Pilot to Systems: Addressing the Youth Unemployment Challenge for Sustained Impact

Gobernación de Antioquia, International Youth Foundation, Multilateral Investment Fund

From a youth training pilot, to a scaled program, to a systems-level initiative, this session will walk participants through the evolution of a youth employability model now posited to impact 1 million unemployed young people in Latin America. By highlighting the experience in Colombia, participants will gain an insider view to the approach, challenges, and learnings that they can apply to their programs. 

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Event Resources: Economic Strengthening for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: A Learning Symposium

SEEP Network, International Rescue Committee

On May 6th, 2015, industry leaders met for a stock-taking discussion on Economic Strengthening for Orphans and Vulnerable Children. The event was jointly organized by The SEEP Network and the International Rescue Committee as part of the Accelerated Strategies for Practical Innovation & Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) project, led by FHI 360 in a consortium of 20 members, working to promote evidence-based state-of-the-art approaches to promote high quality economic strengthening programs for orphans and vulnerable children.

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Webinar Recording: Leveraging Labor Market Assessment Tools to Address the Youth Unemployment Challenge

Workforce Connections

USAID’s Workforce Connections (WC) is a program that promotes evidence-based learning and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange with the goal of improving the capacity of USAID and its industry partners to deliver quality workforce development programming. One of WC’s activities has been the creation of labor market assessment (LMA) tools.

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Measuring Employment Outcomes for Workforce Development

Workforce Connections, FHI 360

Youth workforce development remains a priority of global development efforts, with increasing attention being focused beyond education and training and into labor market outcomes. Despite this, the methods used to understand employment through monitoring and evaluation are highly varied, both across and within organizations. While much is being measured, the multitude of methodologies, and prevalence of custom indicators, inhibit cross-program data gathering and understanding.

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Advancing Labor Market Assessments

Workforce Connections, FHI360

Despite widespread dialogue on youth employment challenges, and increasing attention to the evaluation of “what works” in youth employment programs, guidance is limited on how practitioners and workforce stakeholders can identify the driving constraints and opportunities within a specific country context.

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Trends that will shape the future of jobs

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

In order to best prepare students for jobs, it is important to understand the current trends and challenges in the market. At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Claudia Pompa from the Overseas Development Institute, presented on the global trends that are shaping the future of jobs. These drivers range from demographic changes to adoptions of new trade agreements. 

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Empowering youth through participatory monitoring and evaluation

Plan International Canada

At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Joanna Melymuk, Program Manager of Plan Canada, presented how to best empower youth through participatory monitoring and evaluation.  After presenting on the Youth Microfinance Project, which aims to promote asset building through Youth Savings and Loans Associations (YSLAs), pilot linkage possibilities of graduated individuals and groups to formal financial institutions, and provide life skills and financial education training to enhance youth’s chances of successful transition into adulthood, Melymuk introduces the Most Significant C

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Exploring the link between Child and Youth Participation and Development Effectiveness

Transform Aid International

At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Mel Harwin of Transform Aid International, presented on the link between child participation in development effectiveness and what challenges exist in youth participation. The research presented is part of a joint NGO research and learning partnership that comprises various organizations including ChildFund, Plan International, inSight Sustainability, UMN, UTS, Live & Learn, and the Institute for Sustainable Futures.

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How to Incorporate Child-Level M&E in Economic Development

FHI 360

Economic development programming in the absence of attention to children limits your project’s potential for sustainable change. Therefore, directly engaging them in the M&E process can increase the program's impact At the 2014 Global Youth Economic opportunities Summit, Diana Rutherford, Research and Evaluation Specialist at FHI 360, presented on the importance of incorporating child-level M&E in economic development.

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Getting the Government to Do It: Strategies for Mainstreaming and Scaling Entrepreneurship

Government of Guinea, Educate!, ILO

Instruction in entrepreneurial skills offers a potentially transformative impact on the work and career focus of young people. Most obviously, it can help entrepreneurial minded young people to start and succeed in their own businesses, contributing to employment solutions for the community as a whole. But even those workers not destined to start their own business need to acquire a deeper understanding of what it takes to make a business succeed. Mainstreaming entrepreneurship content into the national education systems is the obvious way to reach scale.

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