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BLOG: Cities as Drivers of Economic Opportunity for Youth

Making Cents International

According to the recently released United Nations report (“World Urbanization Prospects”), more than half of humanity now lives in cities. Today, 54% of the world’s population, 3.9 billion people, resides in urban areas, compared to only 30% back in 1950. The report predicts that cities will add an additional 2.5 billion people by 2050, with nearly 90% of this increase happening in Asia and Africa.

BLOG: Workforce Development: A shift into high gear

RTI

This year’s Workforce Development Track of the Making Cents conference saw more than a tenfold increase in proposal submissions and will feature a record number of panelists across nine distinct workforce themed panels. The lineup of proposals and participants provides terrific insight into the range and diversity of workforce issues that the development community and countries at large are grappling with, including public private partnerships, work-based learning interventions, soft-skills measurement, technology applications, career development practices and mentorship programs.     

New Directions: Creating Career Pathways for and with Opportunity Youth

Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative

In 2013, the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions started the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund to mobilize support for Opportunity Youth—16–24-year-olds who are disconnected from school and work. Due in large part to the groundwork laid by our existing collective impact initiatives, Boston won a place among these communities.

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Conversation: Advocating for Women and Youth for a More Sustainable Food System, Seattle University at the 2018 Food Tank Summit

FoodTank

Discussion held at the 2018 Seattle Food Tank Sumit on MArch 17, in partnershi[ with Seattle Universty, Food Action, Grub, the Environmental Working Group, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Youth Enterprise: The Role of Gender and Life Stage in Motivations, Aspirations and Measures of Success

Journal of Education and Work

‘Enterprise’ has increasingly become part of the United Kingdom’s political grammar and efforts to develop entrepreneurial traits and activities in young people have been a key strand of this policy focus. As the 2008 economic recession saw a curtailed youth labour market, enterprise emerged as an appealing policy ‘solution’ to youth unemployment. Traditional measures of enterprise chart the numbers of new businesses and their survival rates.

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Cultural Diversity and Economic Growth in Africa

The New Times
In an era of globalisation and liberalisation of goods and services, there has been surge inflows of the population in the form of temporary and permanent migration all over the world. Due to immigration there has been increase in cultural assimilation and cultural diffusion leading to cultural diversity among nations receiving them.
 
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Staff Development Must Include Youth Development, Especially in South Asia

YouthToday
Investing in youth from an early age can be a slow and difficult process, but its benefits can be far-reaching, especially from a staff development point of view.
 

Demographic Dividend: Why Investing in Children, Youth Benefits Nation

IPP Media
Tanzania and Africa’s development at large lies with the well-being of its today’s children and youth.
 
The prospect of socio-economic transformation of the continent rests with investing in the young people of the continent.
 
Today’s investment in youth and children is tomorrow’s peace, stability, security, democracy, and sustainable development including reaping the demographic dividend.
 
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The Youth Advantage: Engaging Young People in Green Growth

International Fund for Agricultural Development

In 2030, young people will make up around 15 per cent of the world’s population, and rural youth about 6 per cent.

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