Innovations Journal - Special Edition on Youth Economic Opportunities

Organization/Affiliation(s): 
Innovations Journal
Publication Date: 
Sep 10, 2013
Welcome to the Special Youth and Economic Opportunities edition of Innovations journal. This youth-focused double issue is the product of a shared passion to improve livelihoods and economic opportunities among the world’s 1.8 billion youth. The publication is particularly timely given the increased focus being given to programming,funding, and research on the contributions of young people in a time of economic volatility. As the economy shows signs of recovery, the International Labor Organization reports that the global rate of youth unemployment hovers around 13%, just below the jobless rate at the peak of the crisis—this still represents an estimated 73 million young people. Despite staggering unemployment, our concern is not the scale of the problem. Instead, we are encouraged by the scale of the opportunity before us.
 
With the support and collaboration of the Citi Foundation, Making Cents International is leveraging this Innovations issue as well as the 2013 Youth Economic Opportunities Conference, funder meetings, “Apply It!” webinarsblogs, crowd-sourced solution events, and other tools to engage a global network of partners to galvanize dialog, collaboration, and knowledge-building toward a collective global agenda for youth. Through its Collaborative Learning and Action Institute (Co-Lab), Making Cents will promote and improve economic opportunities for youth around the world.
 
This collection of analyses, research, and remarkable stories is a part of our new vision. In searching for authors, we weren’t searching for all the answers. We looked across diverse sectors for authors who could connect disparate concepts, innovations, theories, stories, or research results that move the youth economic opportunities agenda forward. You can download the full journal or individual chapters by clicking on the title. 
Topic: 
Workforce Development
Financial Inclusion
Enterprise Development
Gender
Monitoring & Evaluation
Regions: 
Asia, Southeast Asia, & the Pacific
Europe & Central Asia
Latin America & the Caribbean
Middle East & North Africa
North America
Sub-Saharan Africa
Global
Tags: 
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2010 GYEOC Resource
2011 GYEOC Resource
2012 GYEOC Resource
Adolescent Girls
Agriculture & Food Security
Children
Community Development
Conflict Area
Conflict Prevention
Consumer Protection
Economic Empowerment
Education
Entrepreneurship
Financial Capability
Financial Literacy/Education
Governance & Policy
Health
HIV and AIDS
Livelihoods
Market Development
Market Research & Assessments
Men & Boys
Microfinance
Non-formal Education
Nutrition
Orphans & Vulnerable Children
Rural & Agricultural Finance
Rural Development
Savings
Scaling Up
SME finance
Technology
Training & Capacity
Unemployment
Urban Development
Value Chain Development
Vocational Education
Women
Youth