Fostering Youth-Led Farmer Services Enterprises in Uganda

Chemonics International

The Ugandan economy is largely reliant on agriculture, yet interest in farming among youth is low. Robert Anyang explores what it takes to motivate Uganda’s young people to work in the agriculture sector.

Youth Engagement and Empowerment Holds Promise for Strengthening Community Resilience to Violent Extremism

FHI 360

Stop for a minute to think back to when you were a “youth” — say, when you were 19 years old — transitioning from adolescence into adulthood.

Did you have ideals and ideas that motivated you and peers and adult mentors who positively influenced you?
Did you have family who supported you and a community that you felt part of and in which you had a voice?
Did you have a sense of who you were and access to physical and psychological safe spaces where you could express your identity?

5 Things to Know About Jobs and Skills in 2017

World Economic Forum

Currently, the world has developed only 62% of its human capital as measured by the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Human Capital Index.

Interventions to Improve the Labour Market Outcomes of Youth: A Systematic Review of Training, Entrepreneurship Promotion, Employment Services and Subsidized Employment Interventions

Campbell Collaboration

This Campbell systematic review examines the impact of youth employment interventions on the labour market outcomes of young people and business performance. The review summarises findings from 113 reports of 107 interventions in 31 countries.


Global Employment Trends for Youth 2017: Paths to a Better Working Future

International Labour Organization

Incorporating the most recent employment trends for young women and men, Global Employment Trends for Youth sets out the youth labour market situation around the world.

The Demand-Driven Training Toolkit: A Resource for Aligning Youth Employment Programs with Labor Market Demand

Making Cents International
Dec 12, 2017 (09:30am)

With support of the Rockefeller Foundation, Making Cents International developed the Demand-Driven Training for Youth Employment Toolkit, a resource designed to assist education-to-employment providers interested in maximizing program outcomes such as placement and retention rates, satisfaction of em

Getting Young People into Work: Is There a Role for the Private Sector in Bridging the Skills Gap?

European Bank for Reconstruction & Development and Making Cents International
Nov 7, 2017 (11:00am)
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), an international financial institution active in nearly 40 countries across Europe, Central Asia and the Mediterranean, believes that opening up of economic opportunities to under-served social groups is integral to achieving a transition towards sustainable market economies. 

YouthPower Learning Webinar: How to Do Research with Adolescents Living in LMICs

YouthPower Learning
Nov 16, 2017 (09:30am to 10:30am)

Join YouthPower Learning, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti,  and Columbia University as we explore what is unique about research with

JOB: Technical Advisor II – Youth Microfinance and Livelihood

Catholic Relief Services

CRS is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual, who can help the Agency provide leadership in developing the business and marketing skills of vulnerable communities. Target clients for this work are poor households, youth, and women, mainly in rural and peri-urban areas. CRS has had considerable success in deploying its fee-for-service, private service provider (PSP), delivery mechanism for its savings and internal lending communities (savings groups approach) and more recently has extended the microfinance skills curriculum delivered by the PSPs to include financial education.

Global Center for Youth Employment Ideathon

Global Center for Youth Employment & Ford Foundation & 1776

The Global Center for Youth Employment, in partnership with the Ford Foundation and 1776 will host a two-day Ideathon to source, co-design, and invest in innovative solutions to youth employment. Selected ideas will gain seed funding and in-kind partnership from Center members to support, test, and evaluate ideas as they grow.