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Training and employment opportunities to address poverty among rural youth: A synthesis report

FAO, ILO and UNESCO

The aim of this multi-country study is to identify relevant training and employment needs and opportunities, which can improve on, and off-farm income generatio

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The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-2011: Women in Agriculture - Closing the gender gap for development

FAO
The State of Food and Agriculture 2010–11 makes the “business case” for addressing gender issues in agriculture and rural employment. The agriculture sector is underperforming in many developing countries, in part because women do not have equal access to the resources and opportunities they need to be more productive. The gender gap imposes real costs on society in terms of lost agricultural output, food security and economic growth. Promoting gender equality is not only good for women; it is also good for agricultural development.
 
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Youth Think Tank Initiative

The MasterCard Foundation
 
In January 2012, The MasterCard Foundation (the Foundation) created a Youth Think Tank and tasked it with advising on and, ultimately, helping to shape their work in the sector of youth learning and engagement. 
 
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The Mentoring Effect: Young People’s Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring

MENTOR National Mentoring Partnership

The Mentoring Effect is a compelling new report informed by the first-ever nationally representative survey of young people on the topic of both informal and formal mentoring, as well as a literature and landscape review and insights from a variety of key leaders in business, philanthropy, government, and education.

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Youth Watch 2012: Problem or Promise? Harnessing Youth Potential in Uganda

BRAC

The Youth Watch 2012 report for Uganda is a wide-ranging study of the aspirations and challenges of Uganda’s youth, published by BRAC in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation.

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The Plummeting Labor Market Fortunes of Teens and Young Adults

Brookings

Employment prospects for teens and young adults in the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas plummeted between 2000 and 2011. On a number of measures—employment rates, labor force underutilization, unemployment, and year-round joblessness—teens and young adults fared poorly, and sometimes disastrously.

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Uganda National Youth Manifesto 2011-2016: Youth Voices Count

Uganda Youth Network
This Youth Manifesto is a political document especially if we go by the definition of politics as “who gets what, when and how”. It arose out of youth consultative dialogues representative of different youth segments country wide. It therefore provides a platform of a common set of recommendations for the achievement of a vibrant and empowered youth group in nation building. 
 
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African Youth: Fulfilling the Potential

Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Covering the only continent in the world with a significantly growing youth population – ‘in less than three generations, 41% of the world’s youth will be African’ & ‘by 2035, Africa’s labour

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Investment in Global Education: A Strategic Imperative for Business

Brookings

 

The core thesis running throughout this report is that the private sector, who have most to gain (or lose) from weak education systems compounded by demographic shifts, should engage more fully in solving this education crisis through a combination of funding and capability.

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Solving the Skills Paradox: Seven Ways to Close Your Critical Skills Gap

Accenture
Accenture analyzes its recent US Skills Gap Survey to understand the nature and extent of the skills gap—and proposes seven strategies that companies in pursuit of high performance can follow.
 
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