Demand-Driven Training for youth employment programs build job-relevant skills valued by employers and useful for self-employment by offering both pre-employment skills development and some form of on-the- job training.
This paper draws on insights from interviews with more than 50 leaders and experts in the private and social sectors who focus on women’s economic empowerment, as well as a global survey of nearly 2,300 senior private sector executives, soliciting their views on their organizations’ current and prospective involvement in women’s economic empowerment in developing countries and emerging markets. Particular sections of this publication specifically address the need to support and invest in adolescent girl’s growth in education and business training.
Center for the New Economy, Center for Social Development
In this paper, the author examines the establishment and operations of a CDA program in Caguas, Puerto Rico, testing whether asset-building policies can provide a new approach to social welfare in Latin American countries and Hispanic communities in the United States.
The goal of this paper is to help employers who reduced their workforce size during the recession and are now affected by the current global talent shortage. It presents the results of Manpower Group’s 2011 Annual Talent Shortage Survey of nearly 40,000 employers across 39 countries and territories and looking at a long-term workforce strategy that distinguishes “just in time hiring” and “on-demand” talent.
In this technical note, FINCA Uganda and Hatton National Bank Sri Lanka (HNB) explore key components and issues around the institutionalization of youth financial services, based on their individual experiences. Topics that are explored include key considerations, steps, and challenges of institutionalization. While some universal aspects of institutionalization are covered, this document primarily examines differences in institutionalizing youth financial products as opposed to financial products targeted to non-youth.
This draft technical note looks at ways to enhance the employment potential of disadvantaged young people so that they can more readily enter (or re-enter) the labor market as countries rebound from the global economic crisis.
In 2009 global youth unemployment reached its highest level on record, and is expected to increase through 2010, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a new report issued to coincide with the launch of the UN International Youth Year on 12 August. ILO TV interviews the report's author, ILO economist Sara Elder.
The ILO is committed to helping Governments and social partners in identifying main employment issues and in designing and implementing integrated policy responses. As part of this work, the ILO seeks to enhance the capacity of national and local level institutions to undertake evidence-based analysis that feeds social dialogue and the policymaking process. To assist member States in building a knowledge base on youth employment that helps better and informed policy-making, the ILO has designed a methodology referred to as a “school-to-work transition survey” (SWTS).The SWTS was developed to quantify the relative ease or difficulty faced by young people in “transiting” to a job that meets the basic criteria of “decency”, namely a job that provides the worker with a sense of permanency, security and personal satisfaction.
As HIV prevalence continues to rise globally among girls and young women, the need to develop effective prevention and mitigation strategies for this population is urgent. This paper draws on the published and grey literature related to HIV and girls and young women, and economic empowerment programs among adult women, young women and girls to address the following key questions:
Why focus on girls? Why are girls and young women particularly vulnerable to HIV? How does economic vulnerability intersect with gender inequality to exacerbate HIV risk and vulnerability?
What is economic empowerment? Through what pathways might economic empowerment contribute to HIV risk reduction among girls and young women?
To what extent are girls currently being reached by combined economic empowerment and HIV programs?
This paper provided the background for the meeting, Emerging Insights on Economic Empowerment and HIV Interventions for Girls and Young Women, convened by ICRW with support from the Nike Foundation.