Building on YBI’s policy recommendations to date, this report compiles a series of case studies that each illustrate how the finance gap can be closed for young and other underserved entrepreneurs through providing non-financial support, such as training and mentoring. This integrated approach reduces the risk of lending to youth and other underserved demographics, and the value of the non-financial support substitutes for collateral and other types of guarantee.
This research, which was published during Global Entrepreneurship Week, in partnership with Shell LiveWIRE compares entrepreneurial attitudes, ambitions and activity of young people in the UK against counterparts in other leading enterprise nations, based on latest data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM).
In September 2013, Youth Business International held its most ambitious event yet: the Global Youth Entrepreneurship Summit. Taking place in venues across London, the event represented a milestone in the youth entrepreneurship sector, and the development of the YBI.
USAID’s Office of Education is pleased to announce the release of the Youth Engagement in Development: Effective Approaches and Action-Oriented Recommendations for the Field report this month. The first guiding principle of USAID’s Youth in Development Policy is to “recognize that youth participation is vital for effective programs.” The Policy goes on to state: “Efforts to engage youth involve elevating their voices and ensuring meaningful opportunities to contribute to resolving issues and promoting positive change in their communities and nations.
American Egyptian Youth Network, GW Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Apr 25, 2014 (12:00pm to 01:30pm)
The American Egyptian Youth Network and The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences will host a discussion with Dr. El Mostafa Higazy, Strategic Advisor to the President of Egypt, moderated by Dean Vinson from Columbian College. With a front row seat to the changing landscape in contemporary Egypt - and more than 25 years of experience in strategic political planning, crisis management, philosophy, and institutional development - Dr.
Préparé juste avant le Printemps arabe, ce rapport anticipe les demandes d'inclusion sociale et économique formulée par les jeunes Marocains en particulier après Février 2011. Depuis lors, ces demandes ont été amplifiées et ont atteint un nouveau niveau d'urgence. Cette étude adopte une approche mixte combinant une analyse quantitative et une analyse qualitative et institutionnelle.
The World Bank Group/International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
This policy note, based on the Morocco Household and Youth Survey (2009-10), analyzes the aspirations of young Moroccans aged 15 to 29 years, their economic and social circumstances, as well as the institutional factors that hinder their economic and social inclusion. This study adopts a mixed method approach combining an innovative quantitative instrument with qualitative and institutional analysis.
Key challenges facing youth include difficulties in obtaining adequate training and practical experience, as well as obtaining jobs and short-term employment opportunities. Youth also face challenges when launching startups, often lacking technical or business mentorship assistance as well as access to sources of finance. This is particularly the case in the early stages of business development due to underdeveloped investor culture in BiH and the perceived high risks involved with early ventures.