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Measuring Success of Youth Livelihood Interventions

Global Partnership for Youth Employment

The importance of providing young people with jobs and economic opportunities is at the forefront of the development debate. Unfortunately, very little is known about the quality or impact of youth livelihood interventions because very few programs have been carefully evaluated, especially in developing countries.

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Looking Through the Demographic Window: Implications for Financial Inclusion

Center for Financial Inclusion

This report is the first from Financial Inclusion 2020's Mapping the Invisible Market project, which examines major trends that are instrumental in the world achieving full financial inclusion by the year 2020.  The report discusses how many developing countries are entering a period called "the Demographic Window," which presents a unique opportunity for economic development, but requires the right policies in place to improve labor productivity and prepare for an aging population as countries shift out of the "window" period later on.

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Report

Global Employment Trends 2013: Recovering from a Second Jobs Dip

International Labour Organization

Five years after the outbreak of the global financial crisis, the study offers the latest global and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty and vulnerable employment. It also presents a number of policy considerations in light of the new challenges facing policy makers in the coming year.

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Investing in Young People 2013

Financial Times

Governments and business are coming to realize that educating future workers and consumers is critical for global stability.  Check out this special report from Financial Times on the benefits of investing in young people.

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Girls and Their Money: Strategies for Promoting Savings, Financial Education and Social Support for Adolescent Girls in Low-Income Countries

Microfinance Opportunities (MFO)

As part of the Nike Foundation’s global initiative to empower adolescent girls, Microfinance Opportunities and three grantee organizations together designed and tested an innovative programming model that combines financial education, savings, and social support. The underlying idea is that by combining financial education with savings mechanisms and social support, girls will develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to manage money well, and gain the ability and opportunity to apply this knowledge in the real world. They also will build social and economic assets that enable girls to reduce risks and take advantage of opportunities now and in the future.

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Making our Way: Resettled Refugee and Asylee Youth in New York City

Women's Refugee Commission

New York City is home to resettled refugee and asylee youth from many countries. This report looks at the education, skills training and employment opportunities they were able to participate in while they were displaced and once they arrived in United States.

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Tapping the Potential of Displaced Youth: Guidance for Nonformal Education and Livelihoods Development Policy and Practice

Women's Refugee Commission

Displaced youth have historically fallen through the cracks of humanitarian services and programming. This report, based on a multiyear (2008–2011), multicountry advocacy research project, provides guidance for humanitarian policy and practice on youth education and livelihoods.

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Report

Young and Restless: Harnessing the Economic Resilience of Displaced Youth in Nairobi

Women's Refugee Commission

Thousands of displaced young men and women Nairobi, Kenya, face many barriers to earning an income. They report that education and training, as well as personal security, are their highest priorities. Read our assessment report, and our recommendations.

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Shifting Sands: Risk and Resilience Among Refugee Youth in Cairo

Women's Refugee Commission

Young men and women displaced in Cairo, Egypt, face many barriers to both their learning and earning opportunities. Read about the WRC's assessment findings and recommendations on how to improve their prospects.

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Youth and skills: Putting education to work

UNESCO

With just three years to go until the deadline for the Education for All goals that were set in Dakar, Senegal, it is vitally urgent to ensure that the collective commitments made by 164 countries in 2000 are met. Lessons also need to be drawn to inform the definition of future international education goals and the design of mechanisms to make sure that all partners live up to their promises.

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