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Positive Youth Development: What is it? And does it impact youth employability?

Results for Development

On Tuesdays, my colleagues and I take a break from assessing health and education challenges to strategize on the soccer field instead. We’re very good at strategizing, but we’re awful at scoring goals. Soccer, of course, is a sport that requires thoughtful strategy, but a game plan is not very useful without clear communication to execute it, the stamina to run across the field toward the goal, or the skills to kick the ball on target. If we’re going to score, win games and fulfill our goal of making the playoffs, we need that whole package.

Africa's Defining Challenge

UNDP

Africa has the youngest population in the world, and it’s growing fast. By 2055, the continent’s youth population (aged 15-24), is expected to be more than double the 2015 total of 226 million. Yet the continent remains stubbornly inhospitable – politically, economically, and socially – to young people. The success of African governments’ efforts to address this will be the single most important factor determining whether the continent prospers or suffers in the coming decades.

Gainful Employment Regulations Will Protect Students and Taxpayers. Don't Change Them.

Brookings Institute

In the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of American student-loan borrowers leaving college with high debt and low earnings. The resulting unsustainable debt burdens impose substantial costs on students and on federal taxpayers.

Roll Call: Getting Children into School

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of children enrolled in school. From 2000 to 2015, the portion of primary school age children (6–12 years old) enrolled in school worldwide rose from 83 to 91 percent. For those aged 12–16, enrollment rose from 55 to 65

Rising to the youth employment challenge: New evidence on key policy issues

International Labour Organization

Young women and men today face an ever more difficult task in finding their place in the world of work. In low- and middle-income countries, informal employment has come to dominate young people’s labour market experiences, while in high-income countries, work for youth increasingly means temporary and other non-standard forms of employment.

Bridging the Gap from School to Employment in El Salvador

Palladium

The workforce situation in El Salvador is typical of many countries around the world – on the one hand young people struggling to find meaningful work and on the other businesses complaining that their growth and competitiveness is constrained by the difficulty and cost of finding people with the right skills and competencies.

WEBINAR: Positive Youth Development for Workforce Readiness and Employability: What Do We Know?

ORGANIZER: 
YouthPower Learning
DATE: 
Jul 18, 2017 (09:00am to 10:30am)

This webinar, focused on workforce readiness and employability, is the first in a series that builds upon sector-specific analysis from our recently released Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. The webinar will provide insights into the following questions: What does Positive Youth Development (PYD) look like in workforce readiness and employability programs?

Does Sport-Based Workforce Training Work for At-Risk Youth in LAC?: Final Results from the A Ganar Randomized Control Trial in Honduras

ORGANIZER: 
USAID
DATE: 
Jun 23, 2017 (10:00am to 11:30am)

Social Impact will present final results of a USAID-funded six-year randomized control trial of the A Ganar workforce development program in Honduras. Implemented by Partners of the Americas, A Ganar uses sports-based life skills activities, vocational training, internships and follow-on support to combat youth unemployment.

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.