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.
OECD LEED, Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance
Very often becoming an entrepreneur is the result of a personal decision making process including assessments of opportunities and their costs (being employed, being unemployed, being one’s own boss), risk-reward relationships (what is at stake), and others. Values, beliefs and behaviours, embedded in the culture of a country and a place, influence this decision.
In many developed countries, technologies such as mobile phones, computers and the internet are routinely used by young people in education and employment. Most young people are enthusiastic about technology and the benefits it can bring.
Overcoming the related challenges of child labour and the lack of decent work opportunities for youth will be critical to Rwanda’s progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. The effects of child labour and poor youth employment outcomes are well-documented: both can lead to social vulnerability and societal marginalisation, and both can permanently impair productive potential and therefore influence lifetime patterns of employment and pay.
These wiki pages codify good practice in value chain development drawing from research conducted under the leadership of the USAID Microenterprise Development team by the ACDI/VOCA AMAP BDS consortium and many other contributing organizations, academics and institutions. This section focuses on a value chain approach with at-risk youth.
This paper examines the employment impact of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in Liberia. Its principal purpose is to explore the potential role that MNEs could play in creating more and better jobs. It is part of a broader study that also includes Côte d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone. This research is intended to provide a timely and meaningful contribution towards tackling national youth employment challenges exacerbated by fourteen years of armed conflict.
University of Kansas - Edwards Campus, School of Social Work, Washington Univserity in St. Lois, University of Michigan, National Congress of American Indians, Stillwater Consultation
This article evolved from a presentation on research challenges and opportunities in asset building for children and youth at a symposium on Child Development Accounts in the United States in late 2008. The presentation was part of a panel entitled “Reflections and Conclusions” on the final day of the symposium. The authors reflect on where the field has been, and imagine some of the challenges ahead, from diverse perspectives.