What does the ICT revolution really have to offer to learners in developing countries? At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference, participants had the opportunity to learn how public education systems - particularly secondary education - can contribute to preparing youth for transition to careers in the digital economy, and how teachers and students alike can benefit from using ICT to modernize pedagogy and make classrooms more effective.
At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Freedom from Hunger presents Increase Your Sales Mobile Guide which makes it possible for frontline workers with little or no literacy skills to deliver impactful business education sessions to group members in their communities.
At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Freedom from Hunger presents Savings Group Formation Mobile Animations which makes it possible for frontline workers with little or no literacy skills to form strong, enduring savings groups.
At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Freedom from Hunger presents its online module for advancing financial inclusion of youth. It was designed to help staff of financial service providers and NGOs develop a strategy for offering youth financial services and financial education.
For adolescent girls in Sub-Saharan Africa, social isolation and economic vulnerability are critical problems that prevent a healthy transition from girlhood into womanhood. This study examines the effect of a multi-dimensional intervention on social, health and economic assets, as well as experiences of sexual harassment, among vulnerable adolescent girls aged 10–19 living in the low income areas of Kampala, Uganda. The study compares two treatment groups to a comparison group.
This report presents a background and recent successes of Mercy Corps' INVEST Program in Afghanistan. In the Helmand province of Afghanistan, education and employment opportunities for women are rare. The INVEST Program seeks to increase market-driven knowledge and skills for youth in Helmand.
Megan Gash of Freedom from Hunger presented case studies on financial services in Mali and Ecuador under the Financial Inclusion session: The Evidence is In- The Real Impact of Promoting Financial Capability at the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit. The presentation provided lesson learned and recommendations for improving financial capabilities for youth.
Simon Bailey of Aflatoun presented a global systematic review and meta-analysis of financial education for children in youth under the Financial Inclusion session: The Evidence is In- The Real Impact of Promoting Financial Capability at the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit. The presentation drew on knowledge of 21 randomized control trials of financial education for youth people and highlighted differences in impacts on young people's financial knowledge, attitudes and behaviors.