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Human Development Report 2015: Work for Human Development

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The Report highlights impressive progress on human development over the past quarter century. Today people are living longer, more children are in school and more people have access to clean water and basic sanitation. Per capita income in the world has gone up, and poverty has gone down, resulting in a better standard of living for many people. The digital revolution has connected people across countries and societies. Work has contributed to this progress by building people’s capabilities.

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A Framework to Analyze the Business Case for Youth Savings

The YouthSave Consortium

Not many financial institutions in developing countries target youth specifically, and for those that do, the youth market usually represents a small part of their overall operations. Other authors have argued the social value of extending savings services to youth, but the business case is less certain. As financial institutions have entered the youth market, the question has been whether they can offer youth savings products sustainably. In other words, is there a business case for offering youth savings products?

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Future Potential: a GEM Perspective on Youth Entrepreneurship

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)

The long-term effects of the U.S. financial crisis and ensuing global downturn continue to be felt worldwide. In particular, it is the new entrants into the labour market – the youth – who are bearing the brunt of the sluggish global economy. Young people are three times more likely than adults to be unemployed, while even amongst the employed youth, many young people have only informal, temporary, or unpaid family jobs.

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Accelerating Pathways Youth Economic Strategy Index 2015

Citi Foundation

The Youth Economic Strategy (YES) Index seeks to provide policymakers, business leaders and other stakeholders with comprehensive and comparative data on the economic situation of youth in the 35 cities it covers. The index aims to inspire policymakers, the private sector and civil society to improve opportunities for youth aged 13 to 25. Are cities providing the enabling environment that supports the economic aspirations of youth? Are they making the proper investments and policy decisions to support youth and enable them to reap youth-driven dividends in the future?

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Global Youth Wellbeing Index: A Vietnam Case Study

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and International Youth Foundation (IYF)

Vietnam’s achievements in reducing poverty, boosting the economy, and creating early gains in youth development make it a real success story. Yet according to the report you are about to read, that trajectory of growth and development can only be sustained with more targeted investments in the country’s younger generation—in such areas as marketable skills training, expanded civic engagement opportunities, and attention to the specific challenges facing Vietnamese young women.

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Building the Talent Pipeline: An Implementation Guide

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

This implementation guide builds on the foundation set forth in the 2014 white paper, Managing the Talent Pipeline: A New Approach to Closing the Skills Gap, which identified how employers could leverage lessons learned from supply chain management and apply them to their education and workforce partnerships.

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Education for the 22nd Century: How Entrepreneurs Can Help Bridge the Education-to-Employment Divide

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

What are the gaps that keep young people from moving smoothly from education to employment? And how can education-focused entrepreneurs ease the transition?

Youth unemployment is a global problem, especially in developing and emerging markets. One of the reasons for this is the mismatch between employable skills and current approaches to education. Solutions are emerging to address the gap, but this is a complex problem that requires innovation in and coordination between the public and private sectors.

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An Assessment of the Youth Employment Inventory and Implications for Germany’s Development Policy

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  1. This study aims to provide empirical evidence for informed policy decisions by analysing the Youth Employment Inventory (YEI). The YEI is an internet-based databank created to improve the basis for evidence-based policy making. It is a worldwide stock-taking exercise of employment-related projects for youth documenting program design, implementation and results. As of May 2014, it includes 730 projects in 110 countries.
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“Screen for Success” Shared Knowledge Report

Making Cents International

The Digital Jobs Africa network is comprised of fteen of The Rockefeller Foundation's DJA grantees and partners in Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. This initiative addresses the absence of a sustainable network of organizations who offer demand-driven training for digital jobs and job placement to disadvantaged, high potential youth. It advances their common goals and facilitates the sharing of tools and methods for addressing their mutual problems and responding to opportunities.

 

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Al Amal Rural Youth Case Study

Making Cents International

With funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and in partnership with Silatech, Making Cents International is implementing the IFAD Rural Youth Economic Empowerment Program (RYEEP); a three-year grant to increase employment and self-employment of young people aged 15-35 in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) countries of Egypt, Yemen, Morocco and Tunisia.

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