Youth and women in the 21st century workforce: Technology may be key, but only a part of the answer

Digital Opportunity Trust

Blog #3 in a special series for the 2012 Youth Economic Opportunities Conference
September 11-13, 2012 | Washington, DC

Education for Employment: Realizing Arab Youth Potential, Education for Employment (e4e) Project

Education For Employment

e4e is education that leads to improved employment prospects. The need for e4e in the Arab World is urgent and large scale. This report explores how private stakeholders can contribute to meeting this need and identifies what enabling environment would be required for these activities to flourish. Beyond data analysis, we engaged in discussions with all key stakeholders, including public and private education providers, civil society, public sector policy makers and administrators, private employers, and the youth themselves in order to understand each of their perspectives. In total, we carried out more than 200 in-depth interviews and conducted surveys of 1,500 employers and 1,500 young people, focusing on a set of deep dive countries accounting for approximately 70 percent of the Arab World’s population and 60 percent of its GDP and representing the diversity in geography, income, and population found in the region – Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Palestinian Territories*, and Yemen

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Education: Opportunity through Learning. USAID Education Strategy (2011-2015)


In late 2010,USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah commissioned a new Agencywide Education Strategy to ensure that USAID’s global education investments would be informed by recent Presidential policy guidance; grounded in the most current evidencebased analysis of educational effectiveness; and aimed at maximizing the impact and sustainability of development results. This 20112015 Education Strategy was created to reflect these core principles.

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Eight Proposals for a Strengthened Focus on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Education for All (EFA) Agenda

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

These eight proposals derive from several bodies of work on skills development which have been completed in the last 3 years. They seek to avoid merely summarizing this work, but to extract from it, for this discussion on skills development, some new ways of thinking about the topic, some priority areas and neglected issues, key topics, as well as data and research needs. The work reviewed includes the valuable section in GMR 2010 (pp.

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Income Generating Program


Ujima asks a lot of its trainees, but has incorporated the importance of standing on your own two feet also for itself. Each training centre is linked to an income generating guesthouse. The guesthouses offer job exposure to trainees, but also generate the income needed to offer the training programme for free to its trainees.

The self-reliance concept is so important to Ujima that it is incorporated in its logo:
The best support is self-support!

Liberia Upgrading Nutrition and Child Health (LAUNCH)


An integrated approach to improving food security

Call for Resources: AIYD Resource Library

Alliance for International Youth 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!

Contact us to share your tools.

Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education. State of Entrepreneurship Education 2012

Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education

To honor the 6th annual celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week, the host (The Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education) conducted a survey of U.S. state education leaders to determine “the state of entrepreneurship education” in 2012. The goal was to explore where each state stands on providing entrepreneurial experiences with emphasis on K-12 programs. This report shares the findings.

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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

Loden Entrepreneurship Programme

The Loden Foundation

As thousands of educated young people leave school and college each year, Bhutan is facing an unprecedented problem of unemployment. The private sector is still a fledgling and the civil service is over-suscribed. With a money-oriented economy sweeping across the region, there is a need for a socially responsible and ethical entrepreneurial culture. LEP was launched in order to give a helping hand to hundreds of young people who are searching for guidance and support to create businesses and employment in the new economic climate.

The Intent