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.
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.
Does entrepreneurship education work? Is entrepreneurship education sufficient to enable young people to start businesses? What additional skills or services are necessary to enable young entrepreneurs? In this session we will provide robust evidence from six countries on the different ways in which youth can successfully become self-employed across varying rural/urban contexts.
This invigorating session will demonstrate how scaling down is necessary sometimes in order to scale up a global approach to reach millions of vulnerable youth with self-employment skills. Ten years ago, when we started, we quickly scaled up to 11 countries.
“Graduating the Extreme Poor into Sustainable Livelihoods” has immense potential to enable extremely poor and vulnerable youth to access economic opportunities that will set them on a trajectory out of the poverty cycle.
How often do you feel like you are reinventing the wheel when it comes to finding effective solutions for youth employment? How can we learn from others in a supportive, non-competitive and effective way?