FULL LIST OF MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

Close Up on Young Rural People's Economic Empowerment

IFAD

As part of the NEN Close Up series, the Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia Division hosted a knowledge sharing event on rural youth and economic empowerment in the Near East and North Africa. Through a regional grant, IFAD is partnering with Making Cents International, a social enterprise based in Washington DC, and Silatech, a social initiative working to create opportunities for young people throughout the Arab world, to help increase the employment and self-employment opportunities of more than 18,000 young people of ages 15-35.

Job Creation and Local Economic Development

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development LEED Program

This publication highlights new evidence on policies to support job creation, bringing together the latest research on labour market, entrepreneurship and local economic development policy to help governments support job creation in the recovery. It  also includes  a set of country pages featuring, among other things, new data on skills supply and demand at the level of smaller OECD regions (TL3).

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Book

Arab Knowledge Report: Youth and Localization of Knowledge

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) and The United Nations Development Programme / Regional Bureau for Arab States

The integration of the youth and the localization of knowledge in the Arab World is a vital issue for the present and the future. In addressing this issue, the current report offers a pivotal step in the journey towards establishing the knowledge society, for which the Arab youth are the main pillar.

Resource Type: 
Report

Investing in Afghanistan’s Women and Girls

Mercy Corps

This report presents a background and recent successes of Mercy Corps' INVEST Program in Afghanistan. In the Helmand province of Afghanistan, education and employment opportunities for women are rare. The INVEST Program seeks to increase market-driven knowledge and skills for youth in Helmand.

Resource Type: 
Report

Sanabel 2014 Conference: "Microfinance at Crossroads; Current Developments and Future Prospects in the Arab States"

ORGANIZER: 
Sanabel – The Microfinance Network of Arab Countries
DATE: 
Sep 29, 2014 (06:30pm) to Sep 30, 2014 (06:30pm)

Sanabel – The Microfinance Network of Arab Countries-is pleased to announce its 2014 Conference, which will be held from September 29th – September 30th, 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel – Festival City - Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Pre and Post conference trainings are also offered on 28th of September and 1st of October.

Youth Loan Products: Assessing the Impact of Product Features and Financial Education in Morocco

MEDA, MasterCard Foundation

This study is the second in MEDA’s ‘YouthInvest Praxis Series’ - a group of reflective publications developed over the course of the YouthInvest (YI) project in Morocco and Egypt to assess the impact of MEDA’s interventions in order to learn from and strengthen them.

Resource Type: 
Report

Employment Generation in Rural Africa: Mid-term Results from an Experimental Evaluation of the Youth Opportunities Program in Northern Uganda

Innovations for Poverty Action

Can cash transfers promote employment and reduce rural poverty in Africa? Will lower youth unemployment and poverty reduce the risk of social instability? We experimentally evaluate one of Uganda’s largest development programs, which provided thousands of young people nearly unconditional, unsupervised cash transfers to pay for vocational training, tools, and business start-up costs. Mid-term results after two years suggest four main findings.

Resource Type: 
Report

A Pragmatic Optimist’s View on Egypt’s Future: Discussion with Dr. El Mostafa Higazy, Strategic Advisor to the President of Egypt

ORGANIZER: 
American Egyptian Youth Network, GW Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
DATE: 
Apr 25, 2014 (12:00pm to 01:30pm)

The American Egyptian Youth Network and The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences will host a discussion with Dr. El Mostafa Higazy, Strategic Advisor to the President of Egypt, moderated by Dean Vinson from Columbian College. With a front row seat to the changing landscape in contemporary Egypt - and more than 25 years of experience in strategic political planning, crisis management, philosophy, and institutional development - Dr.

Twitter Chat - What are the jobs of the future in Africa?

ORGANIZER: 
Ashoka & Master Card Foundation
DATE: 
Apr 18, 2014 (10:00am to 11:00am)

What are the jobs of the future in Africa?
Futurologists predict that 60% of the best jobs in the next ten years have not been invented yet.  New jobs - and lots of them - will be needed in order for Africa to reverse staggering youth unemployment rates which, in parts of the continent, are as high as 40% and 50% for men and women, respectively.  

Royaume du Maroc - Promouvoir les Opportunités et la Participation des Jeunes

La Banque mondiale

Préparé juste avant le Printemps arabe, ce rapport anticipe les demandes d'inclusion sociale et économique formulée par les jeunes Marocains en particulier après Février 2011. Depuis lors, ces demandes ont été amplifiées et ont atteint un nouveau niveau d'urgence. Cette étude adopte une approche mixte combinant une analyse quantitative et une analyse qualitative et institutionnelle.

Resource Type: 
Report

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