FULL LIST OF ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

Bridge to Employment

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
FHI 360

For over a decade, the Johnson & Johnson Bridge to Employment initiative has sought to improve students' educational experiences by providing them with career development and work-based learning opportunities. A new publication describes program successes and outcomes, such as improved rates of enrolling in higher education among participating students and increased academic success and engagement.

El Salvador Access to Employment (ESEN) aka Joven360

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
Carana Corp

This project will bridge the gap between the country's labor supply and private sector demand. Through partnerships with public agencies, private businesses and organizations, the project will create alliances with key employers, training institutions, pivotal public agencies and NGOs to improve occupational training programs, establish consumer/employer-based employment information system and career counseling initiatives. Likely industries include aeronautics, energy, construction, software development, logistics, tourism and ICT.

Education for Employment

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
IFC, Islamic Development Bank

The Arab World is overwhelmingly young with the highest youth unemployment in the world. Recent events across the region have amplified the social and economic disconnect between skills, jobs, and opportunity. Education for Employment (e4e) is an initiative headed by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Islamic Development Bank. Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan is the Honorary Chair of this initiative, which is focused on positioning education as a major priority to drive improved employment prospects.

Fact Sheet: Youth as a Smart Investment

World Bank Group

This fact sheet is part of a collaborative effort of the Inter-Agency Network for Youth Development, coordinated by
the United Nations Programme on Youth. It was done as part of a series of fact sheets to support the International
Year of Youth. It provides an overview of why investing in youth should be a concern, as well as UN commentary
on the issue.

Regional Overview: Youth in Africa

The United Nations

This fact sheet was done as part of a series of fact sheets to support the International Year of Youth. It gives an overview of the state of youth in Africa, including education, employment, health, and participation in decisionmaking processes. It also includes a summary of the UN approach to youth in the region, as well as national efforts to create youth policies.

Resource Type: 
Report

Regional Overview: The State of Youth in Asia and the Pacific

The United Nations

This fact sheet was done as part of a series of fact sheets to support the International Year of Youth. It gives an overview of the state of youth in Asia and the Pacific, including education, employment, health, and participation in decision-making processes. It also includes a summary of the UN approach to youth in the region, as well as national efforts to create youth policies.

Resource Type: 
Report

Regional Overview: Youth in the Arab Region

The United Nations

This fact sheet was done as part of a series of fact sheets to support the International Year of Youth. It gives an overview of the state of youth in the Arab region, including education, employment, health, and participation in decision-making processes. It also includes a summary of the UN approach to youth in the region, as well as national efforts to create youth policies.

Resource Type: 
Report

New 2010 Edition of the World Program of Action for Youth

The United Nations

This publication was prepared in response to requests by youth non-governmental organizations, youth policy practitioners, and young people for a ready reference to the World Programme of Action for Youth, its 15 priority areas, and their corresponding proposals for action. It also includes the means for implementation at the national, regional and international levels.

Resource Type: 
Report

Introduction to Youth Poverty Alleviation through Tourism and Heritage: Youth PATH: An Education Tool for Sustainable Development

UNESCO

This paper discusses the UNESCO Youth Poverty Alleviation through Tourism and Heritage (Youth PATH) project. The goal of this project is to train youth in poor communities of the Caribbean in the development and documentation of natural and cultural heritage sites to enable these sites to become the center of domestic and/or international tourism and in so doing, develop communities and reduce poverty.

Resource Type: 
Toolkit

Does Palestinian Labor Law Hurt Employment Possibilities For Palestinian Youth?

Middle East Youth Initiative

This policy outlook considers the implications of the Palestinian Labor Law on unemployment duration for young Palestinians in the labor market, and suggests alternative choices for policymakers in the Palestinian Territories seeking to shorten youth unemployment duration. In this regard, easing school-to-work transitions for Palestinian youth may require reforms that both loosen labor market restrictions while simultaneously providing workers with alternative forms of social protection.

Resource Type: 
Paper

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