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What's the DDT Toolkit: Learn more about it!

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.

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Promoting Youth-Entrepreneurship in the Blue and Green Economy - A Practical Tool Guide for Policymakers and Youth Leaders

Commonweath Secretariat London, Jamaica School for Social Entrepreneurship

Over many years the Commonwealth Secretariat has made concerted efforts to encourage youth entrepreneurship as a pragmatic strategy to address spiralling youth unemployment and to positively harness young people’s potential.

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UNICEF’s Global Framework on Skills: From Theory to Practice

UNICEF

Young people are not developing the skills they need to be successful in the workforce. UNICEF proposes that a holistic approach to skill building strengthens youth confidence and has a higher success rate than a static approach. This idea is  demonstrated by UPSHIFT, a flagship UNICEF workshop that teaches marginalized youth the skills necessary to becoming social innovators and entrepreneuers. This presentation establishes UNICEF's research on youth workforce preparedness and provides case studies on the UPSHIFT Program's success in Kosovo and Jordan.

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The Bright Future World Café - Creating Youth Employment Opportunities by Addressing the Business Ecosystem

Cordaid, Bayat Foundation

The presenters shared an introduction to the Bright Future World Café process, setting the context, and sharing the do’s and don’ts. A methodology was used for challenging and identifyiong underlying assumptions. Attendees shared insights or other results from their conversations with the rest of the large group. The basic process is simple and simple to learn, but complexities and nuances of context, numbers, questions, and purpose were taken into consideration to optimize the results of the session.

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Supporting Young Entrepreneurs: What Works? An Evidence and Learning Review from the YBI network

Youth Business International

An Evidence and Learning review from our global network, commissioned by Youth Business International and their partner EY.

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Household Matters: Revisiting the Returns to Capital among Female Micro-entrepreneurs

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

Despite the prevalence of female entrepreneurs in developing countries, recent research suggests that women do not benefit from loans and grants in the same way that men do, leading to questions about the value of offering financial services to female entrepreneurs. Researchers re-examined data from previous studies in Ghana, India, and Sri Lanka to measure the impact of credit and cash grant variations on micro-enterprise profits in households where women were the only entrepreneurs and in households where other members also had a business.

The Role of Volunteer Business Mentoring in Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship: A Global Perspective

Youth Business International, Middlesex University

Middlesex University Business School (MUBS) and the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR) were commissioned by Youth Business International (YBI) in November 2015 to conduct a global longitudinal study to understand ‘what works, where and why’ of how voluntary business mentoring (VBM) assists young entrepreneurs, both in terms of their business start-up and development, but also their personal development and entrepreneurial journey. The team will set out the results of the first phase of the research project, indicting:

The Myth of Lazy Youth: Why Young People Choose Agriculture

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.

Integrating Youth into Agriculture: Engaging Young People as Actors

Making Cents International

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

Taking an Evidence-based Approach to Scaling Youth Enterprises and Investments - How Can We Maximize Impact?

RISE Egypt

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?

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