Youth Economic Opportunities Network 2016 Report

Making Cents International
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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.
The YEO Network engages implementers, donors, private sector companies, youth leaders, policymakers, researchers, and educators from across the globe. Our learning initiatives highlight the latest tools and methodologies, facilitate impactful collaboration, and generate new partnerships. To date, the YEO Network has engaged more than 139,000 individuals globally through four interconnected activities:
  • Annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit (GYEO Summit)
  • "Apply it" Webinar Series
  • Online Learning Hub (
  • Convening of Funders and Leading Global Companies
In 2016, our 10th Anniversary GYEO Summit and other live and virtual learning events reached 861 participants from 93 countries. Another 60,000 individuals from 217 countries engaged virtually through the online learning hub and monthly newsletters.
In 2017, the 11th annual GYEO Summit will take place September 27–29 in Washington, D.C. The Summit theme, The Future of Work: Youth Economic Opportunity in a Changing World, will explore what the changing world of work holds for young people and for the professionals working to expand youth’s economic opportunities.
We invite individuals and organizations committed to supporting youth and to reversing global youth unemployment trends to join the YEO Network and attend the GYEO Summit this fall.
Read the full report here.
Workforce Development
Financial Inclusion
Enterprise Development
Monitoring & Evaluation
Soft Skills
Digital Jobs