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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.