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Strength, Creativity and Livelihoods of Karimojong Youth

Restless Development, Institute of Development Studies, Pastoralist Communication Initiative

In 2011, Restless Development, in partnership with IDS and the Pastoralist Communication Initiative, supported a group of young Karimojong men and women to conduct action research, exploring the barriers hindering young people from securing sustainable livelihoods in one of the poorest post conflict regions in Africa.  This resulted in the illustrated book “Strength, Creativity and Livelihoods of Karimojong Youth”.

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The Jobs Challenge: Fresh Perspectives on the Global Employment Crisis

DAI

Job losses during the worldwide economic slump continue to bedevil policy makers everywhere. Dismal employment prospects, especially for young people, have exacerbated social conflicts.

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Bridging the Gap: The Business Case for Financial Capability

MONITOR

Bridging the Gap: The Business Case for Financial Capability was presented on the Financial Services and Capabilities track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference by Jasmine Thomas of Citi Foundation. This paper is an attempt to begin to survey the evidence base on the scope of the financial capability issue, the different financial education models that are being tried and the economics of various leading and emerging approaches.

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Report

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

Women's Refugee Commission

Young men and women displaced in Nairobi, Kenya, face many barriers to earning an income. Urban violence, police harassment, restricted access to formal markets, disrupted education and a lack of safe spaces in the community are among the main barriers to attending school and training programs. Refugee youth report that education and training, as well as personal security, are their highest priorities. Young people appear to have little knowledge of their rights, of refugee laws and policies or of the few programs that exist to assist them.

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Give Youth a Chance: An Agenda for Action

Multilateral Investment Fund

18 years have passed since the MIF began working with youth in Latin America and the Caribbean. Since then, a whole new generation has been born. The risks this generation faces are formidable: those who lack skills and connections will often be shut out of the formal economy. Fortunately, the opportunities rival the risks. The energy, diversity, and potential of young people can be transformed into a vibrant engine of growth for the region. The MIF remains committed to the critical goals of supporting access to jobs and business opportunities for this new generation of youth.

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ASSESSING NEW YOUTH-FOCUSED PRODUCTS: PILOT TESTING FINANCIAL AND NON-FINANCIAL

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), YouthSave

UNCDF launched YouthStart in 2010 in response to the lack of opportunities for the growing population of young people around the world, especially in Africa. To improve financial inclusion of youth, YouthStart supports strong financial service providers (FSPs) in developing, piloting and rolling out financial products focused on low-income youth—with a special focus on savings—and non-financial services (NFS) such as financial education.

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Are Banks Ready for the Next Generation Customer?

Oracle Financial Services and EFMA

Over the past decade banks have been forced to look for new revenue streams as new business models, technological innovations and non-traditional competition have transformed the banking landscape. Amidst all this change, a new generation has come knocking on their doors. They are in the age group of 18 to 30 years – and often called Gen-Y or the millennials.

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Missed by the Boom, Hurt by the Bust; Making Markets Work for Young People in the Middle East

Middle East Youth Initiative

This report reflects on the damage done to young people in the Middle East by the turbulent economy, and what measures can be and are being taken by governments and international organizations to protect them.

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Decent Work in Youth and Latin America. International Labour Organization Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

International Labour Organization

This report shows the education and employment situation of young people in Latin America. It includes a description of the most important indicators, an analysis on the causes and consequences, and challenges youth access to productive and decent work poses to governments and other stakeholders in the region. Lastly, it discusses possible courses of action.

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Investing in a Youth Dividend: An analysis of donor strategies, programs and funding for youth and livelihoods in conflict- and crisis-affected contexts

The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

In recent years, there has been growing donor momentum around youth-focused programming with a focus on the role of youth in social, economic and political development, especially in conflict-affected countries. However, there is a lack of detailed information about donor policies and strategies and whether and how these strategies have been matched by an increase in funding and specific programming to meet youth needs.

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