Save the Children
Increasing Incomes and Advancing Social Identities of Rural Adolescent Girls was presented under the Workforce Development Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Promising practices in gender and workforce development programs are discussed.
Getting ready for the 21st century was presented at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference by Gabi Zedlmayer. Zedlmayer explains how innovative technology can be used to solve some of the biggest issues we face in the environment, education and in healthcare.
Restless Development, Institute of Development Studies, Pastoralist Communication Initiative
In 2011, Restless Development, in partnership with IDS and the Pastoralist Communication Initiative, supported a group of young Karimojong men and women to conduct action research, exploring the barriers hindering young people from securing sustainable livelihoods in one of the poorest post conflict regions in Africa. This resulted in the illustrated book “Strength, Creativity and Livelihoods of Karimojong Youth”.
Citi Foundation and Genesis Analytics
Comparing Evaluation Methods for Financial Education Interventions in Africa was presented under the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Impact Assessment Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference.This presentation explores the importance and relative merits of various evaluation methodologies for financial education interventions for youth in Africa, through the experience of the DFID-funded Financial Education Fund (FEF).
Intel Learn: Technology, Critical Thinking and Collaboration for Youth of All Ages was presented under the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Impact Assessment Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Intel Learn, a learner-centered, project-based, hands on technology program was examined. The medium of this program is teaching underserved youth technology skills, like the Microsoft Office package – but the goal is teaching 21st century learning skills and critical thinking skills through Collaborative learning, Projects, and presentation skills.
Role of Technology in Entrepreneurship Training: Evidence from HP LIFE Program was presented under the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Impact Assessment Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. This presentation examines evidence from evaluations of the HP LIFE program to analyze the role technology skills play in education and training program in making young people more competitive job seekers or entrepreneurs in the globalized economy.
Iraqi Youth Initiative of USAID-Tijara
The Iraqi Youth Initiative Presentation explores the intricacies of the Iraqi Youth Initiative, a $12 million job creation program that is operating in 15 of Iraq’s 18 provinces. The program design and implementation process that took place in a context where basic statistics, particularly on women, were few and unreliable is discussed. This was presented under the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference.
Education for Employment
"Education for Employment What do We Mean by “Soft Skills” Preparation" was presented under the Workforce Development track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. This presentation gives better understanding of the skills that are required to succeed in the work place, how to teach them to young people, and how the acquisition of these skills leads to lasting employment.
Nike Foundation, The World Bank Group
Smarter Economics: Investing in Girls uses findings from the 2012 World Development Report and other sources to show how the simple act of adding girls to development plans delivers a huge economic upside and breaks the cycle of intergenerational poverty. We know what works. We now need the political will to do it. You start the Girl Effect.
The World Bank
Something strange and unexpected happened in the recent history of economic development: developing countries that succeeded during the second half of the 20th century did not follow the dominant development and policy prescriptions of the first and second wave of development thinking that emphasized structural transformations and market functions. That puzzling fact convinced researchers to revisit some of the big assumptions underlying theories of economic development.