Increasing Incomes and Advancing Social Identities of Rural Adolescent Girls was presented under the Workforce Development Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Promising practices in gender and workforce development programs are discussed.
This case study explores the work of Padakhep, a non-government organization (NGO) which provides both non-financial (vocational training, psychological counseling, etc.) and financial (credit and savings) services in their effort to improve the lives of street children in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Comparing Evaluation Methods for Financial Education Interventions in Africa was presented under the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Impact Assessment Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference.This presentation explores the importance and relative merits of various evaluation methodologies for financial education interventions for youth in Africa, through the experience of the DFID-funded Financial Education Fund (FEF).
An Experiment to Build Social, Health and Financial Capabilities of Vulnerable Girls and Boys in South Africawas presented under the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Addressing sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescent girls through economic empowerment initiatives are discussed in this presentation.
Young men and women displaced in Nairobi, Kenya, face many barriers to earning an income. Urban violence, police harassment, restricted access to formal markets, disrupted education and a lack of safe spaces in the community are among the main barriers to attending school and training programs. Refugee youth report that education and training, as well as personal security, are their highest priorities. Young people appear to have little knowledge of their rights, of refugee laws and policies or of the few programs that exist to assist them.
The Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD) is please to announce the upcoming launch of its brand new website. Available to members and non-members, AIYD wants your reports, policy papers, and guides for youth development to be featured in AIYD’s online Resource Library!
This report summarizes the lessons learned and makes recommendations for the IDEJEN project as it moved from a pilot phase with 650 youth to a large-scale national project serving 13,000 youth. It examines the following aspects of the project: developing a knowledge base, informal basic education, life skills, technical/ vocational training, livelihood accompaniment, capacity-building of local organizations, monitoring and evaluation, and partnerships.
Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East region and one of the poorest in the world. Its population, already overwhelmingly young, is expanding rapidly, creating an explosion in the number of youth aged 15 to 29. In this paper, the authors identify processes through which many Yemeni youth are excluded from the opportunity to become productive adults and positive contributors to society. They present evidence that many youth face social exclusion, whereby they are cut off from the resources and institutions that could assist them in their transition to adulthood.
The Youth Economic Opportunities learning platform is the first community of practice and knowledge exchange portal developed by and for the youth economic opportunities sector. The online portal offers an open and innovative environment for collaborative and dynamic learning and knowledge sharing around the following technical areas and cross-cutting themes: Workforce Development, Financial Services, Enterprise Development, Gender, and Evaluation & Assessment. We are dedicated to: Connecting and sharing knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned; Exchanging the latest resources, jobs, and funding opportunities; and Impacting the world’s 1.8 billion young people.