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Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference

ORGANIZER: 
Making Cents International's Collaborative Learning and Action
DATE: 
Sep 10, 2013 (All day) to Sep 12, 2013 (All day)

The annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference is the premier learning event for practitioners, policy-makers, funders, private sector companies, technical assistance providers, researchers, educators, government representatives, and youth leaders working to increase economic opportunities for young people.

 

A New Middle East: Investing Where it Matters Most

Global Communities (CHF)

How do we redefine investment in the Middle East? Political and and social changes in MENA offer a multitude of opportunities to address economic disparity and lack of opportunity, but those change must begin with investing in youth, to grow and create jobs for future generations. Moreover, creating enabling political, legal, and business environments will better address youth needs and increase financing. Following these suggestions, argues CHF, will create more opportunities for the entire populatio

Resource Type: 
Paper

EFMD Entrepreneurship Conference

ORGANIZER: 
European Foundation for Management Development
DATE: 
Mar 4, 2013 (All day) to Mar 5, 2013 (All day)

The overall theme of the conference is: “Empowering Entrepreneurs for Growth." 

Program:

WHAT’S DISTINCTIVE ABOUT GROWTH-ORIENTED ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES?

University of Texas at San Antonio, The Johns Hopkins University, University of Texas at San Antonio, International Finance Corporation, George Mason University

Entrepreneurship in emerging markets is distinctive from that practiced in more developed countries. Better understanding these distinctions is critical to private sector development in developing countries. Of particular interest are new and growth-oriented enterprises, which have a greater capacity to create sustainable economic growth than microenterprises or long-established SMEs with limited growth prospects.

Resource Type: 
Article

World Council of Credit Unions Network

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
World Council of Credit Unions

World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation.

Youth Entrepreneurship: Beyond Collateral

Youth Business International

This article makes the case that nonfinancial support should be recognized as an alternative to traditional types of collateral and guarantee to expand access to startup capital for young entrepreneurs.

Resource Type: 
Paper

Youth Economic Opportunities Online Portal

Organization(s)/Affiliation(s): 
Making Cents International

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.

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