Voice & Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity

World Bank
May 14, 2014 (05:15pm to 06:15pm)

After two years, many consultations, and many more hours of work, our team will launch a groundbreaking report on 14 May, with Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

Recommendations for action: How governments, businesses and civil society organizations can help young people get started in business

Youth Business International

This report draws on best practice from the members of our network and other organisations in order to make cross-sectoral recommendations for creating a culture of youth enterprise. It is not intended to provide complete answers but to give a snapshot of what is working in different parts of the world to give young people a chance to become a successful entrepreneur.

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A Pragmatic Optimist’s View on Egypt’s Future: Discussion with Dr. El Mostafa Higazy, Strategic Advisor to the President of Egypt

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.

Royaume du Maroc - Promouvoir les Opportunités et la Participation des Jeunes

La Banque mondiale

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.

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Morocco - Promoting youth opportunities and participation

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.

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The Operational Guide for Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) Approach

The Guide is intended to provide an accessible operational resource to help put the M4p approach into practice. 
The Guide is the third in a trio of documents about the Making Markets Work for the poor (M4p) approach. The first – the Synthesis – introduces the approach. The second – the Perspectives – explores the application of M4P in a number of different fields. The emphasis of the Guide is on how to implement M4P, but it builds on the first and second documents and assumes that the reader has some familiarity with them. 
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Designing programmes that improve young rural people’s livelihoods

Awareness is growing of the importance of young people to the future of rural communities. In recent years the number of projects targeting young rural people has grown, but more needs to be done. These initiatives can be expanded by developing more systematic approaches to integrating youth issues into rural development projects and programmes.
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The Urgency and Opportunity of Global Youth Workforce Development

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Reposted here with permission from CSIS
Original Posting Date: Jan 23, 2014

This commentary is a follow-up to the CSIS Chevron Forum on Global Youth Workforce Development on January 15th, which the authors participated in. The video of the event can be watched here.

'Saving' Themselves: How innovative financial products can help Arab youth improve their lives


Justin Sykes is the Director of Microenterprise at Silatech (www.silatech.com) In providing financial and technical assistance to financial institution partners across the Middle East and North Africa, Silatech has developed a strong track record on youth products and services programs becoming the Arab region’s largest provider of  youth focused programmatic support.