The World Bank
In economies characterized by low labor demand and high rates of youth unemployment, entrepreneurship training has the potential to enable youth to gain skills and create their own jobs. This paper presents experimental evidence on a new entrepreneurship track that provides business training and personalized coaching to university students in Tunisia. Undergraduates in the final year of licence appliquée were given the opportunity to graduate with a business plan instead of following the standard curriculum.
Feb 13, 2013 (06:00am to 07:00am)
What is it like to be a young entrepreneur in the Middle East? In this webinar, we'll hear from Ziad Abichaker, a young social entrepreneur from Lebanon who founded an enterprise that produces organic fertilizers from recycling household waste. He will speak about his entrepreneurship experience and the key issue and challenges he encountered. After his presentation there will be a group discussion and we invite all attendees to participate! This webinar will be in Arabic.
SBI Alternative Delivery Channels Extending Banking Beyond Branches was presented under the Financial Services and Capabilities Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. How SBI is helping UBL Omni build a sustainable BB platform that offers inclusive financial services is discussed.
Aga Khan Foundation and MEDA
Expanding Youth Employability in Conflict-Affected Contexts: Lessons and Tools from Pakistan, Afghanistan & Uganda was presented under the Workforce Development Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Aga Khan Foundation and MEDA discuss key findings and introduce two tools: “for and by youth” information-gathering and “youth suitability” pathways.
Aga Khan Foundation
Investing In Young People: Part 1 A Reference Guide on Youth Employability was presented under the Workforce Development Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. The purpose of this reference guide is to strengthen the technical and operational capacity of Aga Khan Development Network partners and other stakeholders involved in the Enhancing Employability and Leadership for Youth (EELY) programme in northern Pakistan.
Save the Children
Presented at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference, Save the Children discusses their Youth Development Service Network (YDSN) that support the Arab region: The YDSN is responsive to youth needs by functioning as a Center of Excellence for youth development through three ways: a knowledge hub that synthesizes internal knowledge and external evidence to drive the strategic agenda for youth; regional partnerships that shape and manage creative alliances based on shared priorities and objectives; and implementation support by standardizing and sharing best practices to execut
Al-Amal Microfinance Bank and Making Cents International
A pioneer in Islamic microfinance, Al-Amal Microfinance Bank (Al-Amal) was established in October 2008 as the first microfinance bank in Yemen. Dedicated to providing poor micro- entrepreneurs with access to financial services, Al-Amal targets youth and women with microcredit, savings, and insurance, among other services. To date, Al-Amal has developed two youth-friendly products, Youth Fund (credit) and Child Savers (savings).
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)
This case study provides a more detailed look at YouthInvest, a five year initiative focusing on entrepreneurship training, financial education and increased access to financial services (loans and savings) for economically active young people in Egypt and Morocco. YouthInvest partners with microfinance institutions (MFIs) and NGOs to deliver financial and non-financial services to young entrepreneurs and employees.
Giving youth real decision-making power and leadership roles in development processes and programs is a challenge in practice. We know from both our practice and research efforts that effective youth development needs to put meaningful youth participation at the forefront. RTI International’s experience in working with youth globally in education, employment, health, and governance for the past 30 years informs our strategy in viewing youth as key partners in solving global development challenges. With that in mind, we, along with other members of the Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD), strongly support the new USAID Youth in Development Policy released in early November.
Women's Refugee Commission
Young men and women displaced in Cairo, Egypt, face many barriers to both their learning and earning opportunities. Read about the WRC's assessment findings and recommendations on how to improve their prospects.