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In This Together: The Hidden Cost of Young Adult Unemployment

Young Invincibles

In this report released by Young Invincibles, In this Together: The Hidden Cost of Young Adult Unemployment, examines the real and hidden costs of young adult unemployment to America’s taxpayers and its devastating impact on the economy. According to the report, crisis-level young adult unemployment not only reduces the economic security of a generation, but also drains desperately needed resources from state and federal governments to the tune of $8.9 billion annually.

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STRIVE’s Learning Series Report #2: Leveraging Apprenticeships to Reach and Benefit Vulnerable Youth

Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), MarketShare Associates, FHI 360

This report summarizes findings from using an apprenticeship model to improve economic opportunities for vulnerable youth in Afghanistan. First, it finds that apprenticeships can be an effective pathway to employment, particularly for more vulnerable youth. Second, the construction sector offers opportunities for underskilled youth, particularly in a post-conflict context. Third, careful selection of subsectors can maximize benefits to apprentices. Fourth, workshop performance and growth may correlate with workshop size and owners’ education level and entrepreneurialism.

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The UNESCO Youth Forum: Celebrating a Decade of Youth Participation

UNESCO

The objectives of the UNESCO Youth Forum embody the call for youth participation, the need for youth to be heard and to engage in shaping decision-making. Since the first edition in 1999, the Youth Forum has continued to evolve to make youth participation more meaningful and impactful.

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USAID/Liberia Advancing Youth: Labor Market Assessment Report

EDC, Mercy Corps, YMCA-Liberia, USAID
To address the challenges of youth employment and take advantage of economic opportunities in Liberia, the five-year USAID Advancing Youth Project works closely with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and local organizations to increase access to quality Alternative Basic Education (ABE) services, social opportunities, leadership development, and livelihood training for out-of-school 
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Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013

International Labour Organization

The  weakening  of  the  global  recovery  in  2012  and  2013  has  further  aggravated  the youth jobs crisis and  the queues  for available jobs have become longer and longer  for some unfortunate young jobseekers. So long, in  fact,  that many youth are giving up on the job search. The prolonged jobs crisis also forces the current generation of youth to be less selective about the type of job they are prepared to accept, a tendency that was already  evident  before  the  crisis.

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Youth: The Future of Agricultural Cooperatives

IFAD, FAO

This issue brief prepared jointly by the FAO and IFAD looks at challenges and success of youth participation in cooperatives.

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Understanding Youth and Their Financial Needs

The Seep Network; The MasterCard Foundation

This document captures the insights of a number of stakeholders in the field and provides preliminary guidance for organizations that are contemplating the design and implementation of youth financial service programming.

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Youth and Saving in Ghana: Baseline Report from the YouthSave Ghana Experiment

Save the Children in partnership with the Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St. Louis, the New America Foundation, and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)

Learning to earn, use, and save money is viewed widely in higher income countries as an important step in preparing youth to become socially and financially competent adults.  However, little evidence exists regarding the impact of financial assets on youth development—particularly educational, health, and psychosocial outcomes—in lower income countries.

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Children’s work in the livestock sector: Herding and beyond

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

FAO has published the first global study on child labour issues related to livestock. The study, Children's work in the livestock sector: Herding and beyond, points out that agriculture accounts for most of the reported child labour in the world, and livestock accounts for some 40 percent of the agricultural economy. The study explains that, depending on their exact duties, children in the livestock sector are at risk of disrupted physical, mental, moral and social development.

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