The Urgency and Opportunity of Global Youth Workforce Development

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Reposted here with permission from CSIS
Original Posting Date: Jan 23, 2014

This commentary is a follow-up to the CSIS Chevron Forum on Global Youth Workforce Development on January 15th, which the authors participated in. The video of the event can be watched here.

Viable Economic Opportunities for Rural Youth: Understanding Rural Youth Perspectives and Rural Development Strategies

Making Cents International
Mar 18, 2014 (10:00am to 11:00am)

Webinar Speaker(s):
Dr. Nana Akua Anyidoho, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Ghana (Ghana)
Paul Sparks, Program Manager of the Research & Evaluation Unit at BRAC (Uganda)
MODERATED BY: Hillary Proctor, Senior Specialist of Capacity Building & Rural Livelihoods at Making Cents International (USA)

2014 Cordes Fellowship DEADLINE

Opportunity Collaboration
Jan 31, 2014 (All day)

Cordes Fellowships provide exceptional social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders engaged in poverty alleviation and economic justice enterprises the opportunity to participate as Delegates in the Opportunity Collaboration. The purpose of the Cordes Fellowship program is to:

The Mentor's Field Guide: Answers You Need to Help Kids Succeed

Federal Mentoring Council, National Mentoring Working Group, 1,000 Women for Mentoring, and the Connecticut Mentoring Partnership

The rewards of mentoring relationships are immeasurable. Like all relationships, the bonds formed while mentoring youth are subject to change and growth. Most mentoring relationships go through predictable stages, according authors Gail Manza and Susan K. Patrick. In their book, The Mentor's Field Guide, Ms. Manza and Ms.

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Children and Economic Strengthening Programs: Maximizing Benefits and Minimizing Harm

FHI 360

This guide is designed for practitioners designing or implementing economic strengthening (ES) programs in low-income settings that are sensitive to the protection needs and well-being of vulnerable children.

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Future Forward: Innovations for Youth Employment in Africa

Ashoka and MasterCard Foundation

Something extraordinary is happening in Africa - a spirit of entrepreneurship is emerging.  Africa’s economy is growing at a rapid pace, and its young population will require a new set of skills to take full advantage of the continent’s potential.  However, young entrepreneurs face many challenges, including limited access to finance and business support services, unreliable technology, and a host of bureaucratic obstacles.

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What is the evidence in Youth Workforce Development? USAID’s Findings

USAID Education

Two years ago when USAID came out with its Education Strategy, the Office of Education took up the Administrator’s charge of greater use of evidence in USAID’s program designs.  At the time, we on the Youth & Workforce Development team asked ourselves: “What exactly does the evidence say?” We knew that the enormous amount of action research suggested that young people were developing their skills and gaining employment from both formal a