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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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Developmental Evaluation in Practice: Lessons from Evaluating a Market-Based Employment Initiative

The Rockefeller Foundation

The process of implementing developmental evaluation for The Rockefeller Foundation’s youthdigital employment initiative yielded some valuable lessons which could be of benefit to the evaluation community, particularly evaluation practitioners and managers. This paper presents those lessons, including the challenges the evaluation team faced, the solutions it brokered, and the insights to be applied in the future.

Youth Economic Opportunities Network 2016 Report

Making Cents International
Making Cents International is committed to meeting the needs of the global youth population by developing and supporting evidence-based, scalable, and sustainable initiatives. For ten years, our Youth Economic Opportunities Network (YEO Network) has contributed to the capacity of youth development stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate high-impact youth economic opportunity programs, policies, and partnerships.
 
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The Nexus of Microwork and Impact Sourcing- Implications for Youth Employment

Global Center for Youth Employment & Banyan Global
Youth unemployment remains a major development challenge around the world. Many developing economies simply cannot create enough jobs to absorb the new entrants into the labor market every year, especially when those individuals are low-educated youth. At the same time, in developed and emerging markets, technological advances are destroying more than 7 million entry- and mid-level jobs over the next 5 years, as predicted in a recent study by the World Economic Forum.
 

GUIDE: Youth Guide to the Global Goals, Dec 2016

Youth Service America

The SDGs build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries - regardless of income - to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

PRESENTATION: Mastercoach: A Technology-Enabled Virtual Learning Course Helping Build the Next Level of Academic Leaders in Your Organization, Sep 2016

Quest Alliance-India

The presence of an informed, professional facilitator is essential as young people prepare to enter the world of work. MasterCoach is a certified training program that uses powerful digital and face to face experiential learning methods to create a transformative experience for youth facilitators who are on the job. Quest Alliance will present the approach, design, content and technology developed to empower youth facilitators to make the shift from being a sage on the stage to a guide on the side.

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PRESENTATION: Mastercoach: A Technology-Enabled Virtual Learning Course Helping Build the Next Level of Academic Leaders in Your Organization, Sep 2016

Quest Alliance-India

The presence of an informed, professional facilitator is essential as young people prepare to enter the world of work. MasterCoach is a certified training program that uses powerful digital and face to face experiential learning methods to create a transformative experience for youth facilitators who are on the job. Quest Alliance will present the approach, design, content and technology developed to empower youth facilitators to make the shift from being a sage on the stage to a guide on the side.

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PRESENTATION: Crafting Stories to Unlock Employment Opportunities for Marginalized Youth at Scale: Lessons and Skills on Engaging Partners in Morphing Mindsets, Sep 2016

Adam Smith International

These youth are lazy. They don’t have skills. They only want to idle. In Kenya, this single story about youth from the coast has shaped the mindsets of educators, employers, government and youth themselves. It is stunting innovation and ultimately limiting employment and growth opportunities. As described by Chimamanda Adichie, “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. 

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PRESENTATION: Introduction to the Maker Lab for Youth Economic Opportunities, Sep 2016

DAI Maker Lab

Young people face a number of critical challenges to access the skills, core competencies and critical thinking needed to reach their full social and economic potential. In parallel, recent years have seen an explosion of new tools, technologies and approaches designed to engage youth. Among these is the Maker Space movement that emphasizes “making” over rote learning, and that draws on new technological materials to expand opportunities for young people to learn through firsthand experience.

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BOOK: Employer Voices, Demands and Implications for Public Skills Development Policy, February 2016

The World Bank

Educators believe that they are adequately preparing youth for the labor market while at the same time employers lament the students' lack of skills. A possible source of the mismatch in perceptions is that employers and educators have different understandings of the types of skills valued in the labor market. Using economics and psychology literature to define four skills sets—socio-emotional, higher-order cognitive, basic cognitive, and technical—this paper reviews the literature that quantitatively measures employer skill demand, as reported in a preference survey.

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REPORT: Toward Solutions for Youth Employment:2015 Baseline Report, March 2016

Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE)

This report shows the current responses to youth employment issues are disproportionate and disjointed, and all too often ill informed. Without a renewed sense of purpose and action from us all, our good intentions outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will ultimately wither—and a generation will be lost. However, this report notes that—for the first time—we have clear evidence that investments in youth employment pay off. 

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