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.
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.
The Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD) is please to announce the upcoming launch of its brand new website. Available to members and non-members, AIYD wants your reports, policy papers, and guides for youth development to be featured in AIYD’s online Resource Library!
Stories of Change is Ashoka’s electronic book series. This volume, meant to provide inspiration to both youth and the practitioners who serve them, offers the stories of ten young “changemakers” from around the world.
The Civic Support Initiative in Lebanon strengthens civil society capacity to mobilize youth, promote conflict mitigation, and advocate for peaceful national and local change.
Funded by USAID through its Office of Transition Initiatives, the Civic Support Initiative in Lebanon provides small, in-kind grants to organizations working with youth in marginalized and conflict-prone areas. The initiative has partnered with numerous nongovernmental organizations, youth groups, and other civil society actors.
Funded by USAID, Pathfinder's FORSA project, which means 'opportunity' in Arabic, is working to provide immediate job opportunities for young men and women in rural areas. These youth will support improved health information, health-seeking behavior, and access to quality health services for Egypt's most vulnerable populations. FORSA is also working to build the capacity of women and provide them with in-kind support to start their own microenterprises, thus helping alleviate poverty.
Led by Partners of the Americas, A Ganar (Vencer in Brazil) is a youth workforce development program wrapped up in a soccer ball. By utilizing soccer and other team sports to help youth in Latin America, ages 16-24, find jobs, learn entrepreneurial skills, or re-enter the formal education system, A Ganar combats the serious problem of youth unemployment.
TheGarissa YouthProject (G-Youth) is designed to create enabling environments that empower youth in different ways through a youth-owned, youth-led model.The project supports youth in designing and managing initiatives that improve economic and social opportunities for themselves and their communities, enables increased numbers of Garissan youth to have greater access to livelihood opportunities and the world of work, increases youth retention and transition to secondar