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REPORT: Youth-Inclusive Value Chain Finance in Tunisia - Learning Report 4, Oct 2016

Making Cents International

With funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and in partnership with Silatech, Making Cents International implemented the IFAD Rural Youth Economic Empowerment Program (RYEEP), a three-year grant seeking 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. The program provided capacity-building and technical assistance to local institutions to pilot models delivering youth-inclusive financial service (YFS) and non-financial service to rural youth and to the enterprises that employ them. By the program's end, RYEEP pilot projects delivered savings or credit services to 20,543 rural youth and non-financial services to 14,252 rural youth.

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REPORT: Start-up and Expansion Lending for Rural Youth in Tunisia, Learning Report 5

Making Cents International

With funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and in partnership with Silatech, Making Cents International implemented the IFAD Rural Youth Economic Empowerment Program (RYEEP), a three-year grant seeking 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. The program provided capacity-building and technical assistance to local institutions to pilot models delivering youth-inclusive financial services (YFS) and non-financial services to rural youth and to the enterprises that employ them. By the program's end, RYEEP pilot projects delivered savings or credit services to 20,543 rural youth and non-financial services to 14,252 rural youth.

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REPORT: Start-up and Expansion Lending for Rural Youth in Tunisia, Learning Report 5

Making Cents International

With funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and in partnership with Silatech, Making Cents International implemented the IFAD Rural Youth Economic Empowerment Program (RYEEP), a three-year grant seeking 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. The program provided capacity-building and technical assistance to local institutions to pilot models delivering youth-inclusive financial services (YFS) and non-financial services to rural youth and to the enterprises that employ them. By the program's end, RYEEP pilot projects delivered savings or credit services to 20,543 rural youth and non-financial services to 14,252 rural youth.

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REPORT: “Savings for Tomorrow” in Morocco-Learning Report 3, Oct 2016

Making Cents International

With funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and in partnership with Silatech, Making Cents International implemented the IFAD Rural Youth Economic Empowerment Program (RYEEP), a three-year grant seeking 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. The program provided capacity-building and technical assistance to local institutions to pilot models delivering youth-inclusive financial services (YFS) and non-financial services to rural youth and to the enterprises that employ them. By the program's end, RYEEP pilot projects delivered savings or credit services to 20,543 rural youth and non-financial services to 14,252 rural youth.

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PRESENTATION: Unlocking the Power of Finance for Youth – An Introductory Training on Youth-Inclusive Financial Services Design and Delivery, Sep 2016

Making Cents International

Youth-inclusive Finance expert Timothy Nourse will lead this primer on financial services for youth – why they are important, who should be involved, what are the key financial and non-financial services, and how they can be designed.  Summit participants who want to learn the basics of youth-inclusive finance and how to engage with financial service providers or youth serving organizations are encouraged to attend this interactive training.

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REPORT: Findings from Five Youth-Inclusive Rural Finance Pilot Projects, IFAD Rural Youth Economic Empowerment Program (RYEEP) 2013-2016

Making Cents International

Rural youth in developing countries make up a large and vulnerable group. Globally, three quarters of the poor live in rural areas, and about one-half of this population is young people. This young and growing population confronts a number of challenges, including poor quality of education, lack of basic infrastructure, lack of access to or control of sufficient land for farming, and, for girls in particular, more traditional cultural norms, which severely hinder their ability to build sustainable livelihoods. In addition, accessing the financial services they need to support economic opportunities is more challenging than in urban areas, due to physical distances, the lack of financial products appropriate to rural youth circumstances, limited knowledge and experience with financial services, and poor protection measures. These challenges feed perceptions from rural youth that financial services are not accessible to them, and from providers that rural youth are not bankable.

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REPORT: Youth Savings Groups in Egypt - Learning Report 1, Oct 2016

Making Cents International

With funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and in partnership with Silatech, Making Cents International implemented the IFAD Rural Youth Economic Empowerment Program (RYEEP), a three-year grant seeking 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. The program provided capacity-building and technical assistance to local institutions to pilot models delivering youth-inclusive financial services (YFS) and non-financial services to rural youth and to the enterprises that employ them. By the program's end, RYEEP pilot projects delivered savings or credit services to 20,543 rural youth and non-financial services to 14,252 rural youth.

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PRESENTATION: What do Young People Want, Sep 2016

Naandi Foundation, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, McCann Global Health

What do young people really want? What drives and motivates them? What influences their behaviors? By better understanding this target group we can improve the effectiveness of our programming. This session will look at universal insights on what motivates young people from different countries, and how we can change key health and social behaviors of youth, especially adolescent girls, who are often economically and socially marginalized, to influence their future economic prospects. An example from India will be shared to highlight how access to information and communications technology (ICT) has great potential to develop soft skills and future economic opportunities for young girls.

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PRESENTATION: Understanding Risk: A New Soft Skill for Positive Youth Development? Sep 2016

USAID, Pathfinder International

Positive Youth Development requires thinking more systemically about cross-sectoral factors affecting youth and equipping youth to navigate these factors. This includes sexual and reproductive health risk management as a workforce development (WFD) consideration. Participants will play "Pathways to Change", a game which can be used to stimulate youth to think about reasons for continuing certain behaviors. While the game helps youth understand their risky behaviors and how they can avoid them, it also helps those working with youth understand perceptions of barriers to and facilitators of change. Participants will also learn how the game can be a tool for data collection.

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PRESENTATION: The Importance of the Process and the Context When Developing Young People's Soft Skills Evidence from Africa and Latin America, Sep 2016

Child Trends, nter-American Development Bank / Multilateral Investment Fund, The MasterCard Foundation

Case studies are an important method of applied and empirical research. They can provide a clear understanding of how a sequence of events happened, and help to untangle cause and effect. The MasterCard Foundation and the Inter-American Development Bank / Multilateral Investment Fund commissioned case studies to get an in-depth understanding of the process and contextual factors at play when implementing interventions aimed at strengthening soft skills for youth in Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), respectively. The purpose of the session is to provide governments, foundations, donors, and private sector  concrete knowledge on what works and what doesn't work when supporting scale up of soft skills interventions.

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