Investing in the Future: Creating Opportunities for Young Rural People


This paper reviews the situation of rural youth in developing countries and presents options for improving their livelihoods in the face of the many growing challenges they face. The main geographical focus is sub-Saharan Africa and the Near East and North Africa.

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Market-Driven Youth Programs and the Bottom Line

SEEP, USAID, Fundacion Paraguaya, Partners of the Americas

This paper discusses the youth-workforce development programs of Fundación Paraguaya and Partners of the Americas, and explores their experiences implementing income generating activities to help ensure market orientation and improve the ability of trainees to find employment.

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Case Study

Enroll for the ILO Academy on Youth Development

Internatioal Training Center - ILO

The main objective of the Academy on Youth Development is to support the on-going development and implementation of policies and programmes that respond to youth needs in four core areas: (i) youth employment and entrepreneurship; (ii) education and training; (iii) health, including sexual and reproductive health; and (iv) participation and civic engagement.

Apply to Become an Atlas Corps Fellow!

Atlas Corps

The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month professional fellowship offered three times a year for nonprofit leaders from around the world. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations located either in the United States or Latin America working on issues that complement their expertise. Fellows develop their leadership skills while sharing best practices and supplement daily knowledge with theoretical topics presented in the Atlas Corps Nonprofit Management Series.

Focus on Young People! ILO launches global photo contest "WORK4YOUTH"

International Labour Organization

The ILO Youth Employment Programme is organizing a photo contest to shed light on youth employment issues, the challenges young people face in the workplace as well as their power to overcome them.

The ILO Youth Employment Programme is launching a photo contest focusing on young people at work. The photo contest has been organized in partnership with the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe in Budapest, and financed by The MasterCard Foundation.

Entrepreneurship Training and Self-Employment among University Graduates

The World Bank

In economies characterized by low labor demand and high rates of youth unemployment, entrepreneurship training has the potential to enable youth to gain skills and create their own jobs. This paper presents experimental evidence on a new entrepreneurship track that provides business training and personalized coaching to university students in Tunisia. Undergraduates in the final year of licence appliquée were given the opportunity to graduate with a business plan instead of following the standard curriculum.

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Entrepreneurship Programs in Developing Countries: A Meta Regression Analysis

The World Bank

This paper synthesizes the impacts of different entrepreneurship programs to draw lessons on the effectiveness of different design and implementation arrangements. The analysis is based on a meta-regression using 37 impact evaluation studies that were in public domain by March 2012. We find wide variation in program effectiveness across different type of interventions depending on outcomes, type of beneficiaries, and country context.

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Measuring Success of Youth Livelihood Interventions

Global Partnership for Youth Employment

The importance of providing young people with jobs and economic opportunities is at the forefront of the development debate. Unfortunately, very little is known about the quality or impact of youth livelihood interventions because very few programs have been carefully evaluated, especially in developing countries.

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Global Entreprenership Congress

Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Kauffman Foundation and Endeavor Brazil
Mar 18, 2013 (All day) to Mar 21, 2013 (All day)

The Global Entrepreneurship Congress is an inter-disciplinary gathering of startup champions from more than 130 countries interested in sharing ideas with one another on how best to help new and young firms flourish in their countries. The 2013 Congress takes place from March 18 – 21, 2013, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with core sessions and an assortment of fringe events all taking place at the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.

EFMD Entrepreneurship Conference

European Foundation for Management Development
Mar 4, 2013 (All day) to Mar 5, 2013 (All day)

The overall theme of the conference is: “Empowering Entrepreneurs for Growth."