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.
What is it like to be a young entrepreneur in the Middle East? In this webinar, we'll hear from Ziad Abichaker, a young social entrepreneur from Lebanon who founded an enterprise that produces organic fertilizers from recycling household waste. He will speak about his entrepreneurship experience and the key issue and challenges he encountered. After his presentation there will be a group discussion and we invite all attendees to participate! This webinar will be in Arabic.
The Huffington Post, Skoll Foundation, Crowdrise, McKinsey & Company
On January 21st, 74 finalists were selected for the nationwide JobRaising Challenge, an innovative competition to help job-creating nonprofits raise money and publicity. The Skoll Foundation, The Huffington Post, CrowdRaise, and knowledge partner McKinsey & Company have selected these organizations as the most innovative, feasible, and scalable candidates from hundreds of applicants representing 31 states and 110 cities across America! The groups will compete to see how much they can raise via the CrowdRise platform. The top three finalists will receive part of the $250,000 prize.
Winrock International Putting Ideas to Work was presented under the Youth Enterprise Development Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Winrock International shares their successful experiences tied to youth enterprise development, education, and employment using growth oriented value chains in the agriculture sector.
After valuable trial and error, Ashoka has learned the winning formula for creating a digital strategy aimed at working with young entrepreneurs and facilitators that assist youth with launching with new projects and/or ventures. This overview of Ashoka was presented at a Lunch Session at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference.
The Commonwealth Secretariat in partnership with the Government of the Republic of South Africa
Mar 18, 2013 (All day) to Mar 20, 2013 (All day)
The Commonwealth Conference on Education and Training of Youth Workers (CCETYW 2013) has been organised by The Commonwealth Secretariat in partnership with the Government of the Republic of South Africa with an aim of bringing together Youth Development Practitioners from across the commonwealth for the 1st time ever. The delegates are drawn from youth development networks in Governments, NGOs youth workers associations and Youth Development agencies.