FULL LIST OF ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Launches Report "Investing in a Youth Dividend"

The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

In early 2012, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) published a landmark report entitled, “Investing in a Youth Dividend: An analysis of donor strategies for youth and livelihoods in conflict and crisis.”

The International Rescue Committee is pleased to hold a special session at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference to engage donors featured in the report to discuss future plans and commitments for youth and livelihoods programming.

Investing in a Youth Dividend: An analysis of donor strategies, programs and funding for youth and livelihoods in conflict- and crisis-affected contexts

The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

In recent years, there has been growing donor momentum around youth-focused programming with a focus on the role of youth in social, economic and political development, especially in conflict-affected countries. However, there is a lack of detailed information about donor policies and strategies and whether and how these strategies have been matched by an increase in funding and specific programming to meet youth needs.

Resource Type: 
Report

Innovations for Poverty Action and the Citi Foundation Launch Fund to Create Evidence on Financial Capability

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the Citi Foundation

Innovations for Poverty Action and the Citi Foundation Launch Fund to Create Evidence on Financial Capability

Citi IPA Financial Capability Research Fund

Closing Date:

Oct 19, 2012

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the Citi Foundation invite Expressions of Interest (EOI) submissions from teams of researchers and practitioners to conduct rigorous research on product design, incentives and product-linked financial education interventions aimed at improving the way low- to moderate-income individuals manage their money.  EOI applications are due Friday, October 19, 2012 by 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time.

Advice Line

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
Enterprise Network for Young Australians (ENYA)

 

ENYA runs a toll free advice line service for young people who need information on issues effecting youth enterprise. So, if you need advice on establishing a business or being in business please call 1300 136 921 and select OPTION 3 or email [email protected]

Stories of Change Vol. 2: Youth Making A Difference

Ashoka’s Youth Venture

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.

Resource Type: 
Book

Can advocacy lead to economic security for adolescent girls?

Adolescent Girls' Advocacy & Leadership Initiative (AGALI)

Blog #2 in a special series for the 2012 Youth Economic Opportunities Conference
September 11-13, 2012 | Washington, DC
www.youtheconomicopportunities.org

Can advocacy lead to economic security for adolescent girls? Lessons learned from the Adolescent Girls' Advocacy & Leadership Initiative.

Fostering Opportunities in Rural Southern Areas (FORSA)

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
Pathfinder International

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.

The Garissa Youth Project (G-Youth)

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
Education Development Center (EDC)

The Garissa Youth Project (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

Ruwwad: The Palestinian Youth Empowerment Program

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
Education Development Center (EDC)

Ruwwad (an EQUIP3 Associate Award), taken from the Arabic word for "pioneers," is a ground-breaking program created by Palestinians, for Palestinians. Its mission is to empower Palestinian youth and the adults who serve them, so that both groups can become strong local leaders and change-makers. Since 2005, Ruwwad has been planned, designed, and implemented "by youth, for youth," with a focus on positive leadership development for young women and men ages 14 to 30.

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