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.
Overseas Development Institute, Participatory Development Associates
All too often young people are accused of being lazy and uninterested in agriculture, when in fact there are very good reasons why they are unable to access the opportunities available in the agricultural sector or why they are unable to attain the profits that theoretically should be achievable.
Currently, USAID, through YouthPower Learning, is developing a design guide for Missions to support youth’s integration into Feed the Future and Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) activities. This links to USAID’s goal to more effectively incorporate young people across the design, implementation, and evaluation functions. After a brief overview of the guide, two young people will share t
Most research reviews of the evidence on youth employment programs lump the experience of Germany and Guinea together, so they do not offer meaningful insights for low income countries. This session shared the latest evidence for the countries USAID and partners are working in. Based on a structural transformation perspective, Dr. Fox USAID’s Chief Economist, presents her research on what has actually worked in low income settings: evidence for vocation skills training is weak, where as the evidence for economic growth-oriented measures such as finance as well as for transferable skills and support programs is stronger and promising. We invite your questions and responses to: What does this mean for rural areas where income-earning opportunities for youth are in household farms and firms? How does this effect USAID’s approach to youth economic opportunities going forward?
Youth in Central America face overwhelming challenges. In addition to poorly funded schools, inadequate access to secondary and tertiary education, and limited opportunities for employment, youth in El Salvador also confront epidemic levels of violence and a gang problem that challenge their day to day decision making process.
We often talk about the importance of supporting youth development as an economic, social and moral imperative, but how do we do this work effectively? How do we scale youth enterprises and truly know we are creating the impact we seek?
The changing world of youth economic opportunity is heavily influenced by prevailing global trends in migration. Most workforce development (WFD) models assume youth recruitment and supports in a localized area, and training for employment in the same catchment zone.