Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship: What Works, Where, and Why?

Making Cents International
May 6, 2014 (10:00am to 11:00am)

Webinar Speaker(s):
Laura Rana, MEL Manager at Youth Business International (UK)
Annie Barber, MEL Manager at Youth Business International (UK)
Meagan Rees, Communications Manager at Youth Business International (UK)

Banking a New Generation: Developing Responsible Retail Banking Products for Children & Youth

Child & Youth Finance International, MasterCard

The Guide is intended to help decision makers, product owners and all stakeholders in the product development process understand the impact of working with children and youth, and to provide guidelines on how to develop appropriate innovative banking and payment products, while respecting and supporting children’s rights. The Guide is a combined effort by global strategic partners Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), MasterCard and the wider CYFI Movement.

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Training and employment opportunities to address poverty among rural youth: A synthesis report


The aim of this multi-country study is to identify relevant training and employment needs and opportunities, which can improve on, and off-farm income generatio

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The Role of Youth Skills Development in the Transition to Work: A Global Review

World Bank

The World Bank’s World Development Report of 2007, Development and the Next Generation, examines the choices made by youth 15–24 years of age in education, work, health, family formation, and citizenship and how these choices shape the future well-being of individuals and nations. As part of the background preparation for this study of youth transitions, this paper was prepared examining the role played by skills development in the transition from school to work.

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.

Viable Economic Opportunities for Rural Youth: Understanding Rural Youth Perspectives and Rural Development Strategies

Making Cents International
Mar 18, 2014 (10:00am to 11:00am)

Webinar Speaker(s):
Dr. Nana Akua Anyidoho, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Ghana (Ghana)
Paul Sparks, Program Manager of the Research & Evaluation Unit at BRAC (Uganda)
MODERATED BY: Hillary Proctor, Senior Specialist of Capacity Building & Rural Livelihoods at Making Cents International (USA)

2014 Cordes Fellowship DEADLINE

Opportunity Collaboration
Jan 31, 2014 (All day)

Cordes Fellowships provide exceptional social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders engaged in poverty alleviation and economic justice enterprises the opportunity to participate as Delegates in the Opportunity Collaboration. The purpose of the Cordes Fellowship program is to:

The Mentor's Field Guide: Answers You Need to Help Kids Succeed

Federal Mentoring Council, National Mentoring Working Group, 1,000 Women for Mentoring, and the Connecticut Mentoring Partnership

The rewards of mentoring relationships are immeasurable. Like all relationships, the bonds formed while mentoring youth are subject to change and growth. Most mentoring relationships go through predictable stages, according authors Gail Manza and Susan K. Patrick. In their book, The Mentor's Field Guide, Ms. Manza and Ms.

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Youth ICT Toolkit


EQUIP3 assessed the labor markets and consulted with numerous stakeholders in Kenya and Rwanda to identify viable youth livelihood opportunities in three sectors: information and communications technology (ICT), agriculture, and health.

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Future Forward: Innovations for Youth Employment in Africa

Ashoka and MasterCard Foundation

Something extraordinary is happening in Africa - a spirit of entrepreneurship is emerging.  Africa’s economy is growing at a rapid pace, and its young population will require a new set of skills to take full advantage of the continent’s potential.  However, young entrepreneurs face many challenges, including limited access to finance and business support services, unreliable technology, and a host of bureaucratic obstacles.

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